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What happened to Balto the sled dog?

Balto died in 1933. He was blind, partially deaf and ailing. His age at death was a matter of dispute; newspapers reported he was 11, but some other sources said he was 14. A year later, the last surviving member, Sye, died at age 17.

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Also question is, how did Balto the dog die?

CLEVELAND — On this day 86 years ago, Balto, the nationally-famed sled dog, died. On Jan. 20, 1925, an outbreak of diphtheria, a highly contagious disease affecting the throat and lungs, in a remote part of Alaska called Nome, brought a team of sled dogs to the national stage, including Balto.

One may also ask, who owned Balto the sled dog? Balto

Balto with his owner and musher, Gunnar Kaasen
Species Dog
Breed Siberian Husky
Sex Male
Born 1919 Nome, Territory of Alaska

Furthermore, what happened to Togo the sled dog?

Togo retired in Poland Spring, Maine, where he was euthanized on December 5, 1929 at 16 years old. The headline in The New York Sun Times the next day was "Dog Hero Rides to His Death" (Salisbury & Salisbury, 2003), and he was eulogized in many other papers. After his death, Seppala had him custom mounted.

Did Balto die in the movie?

On Tuesday, March 14, 1933, he injected Balto with a drug to "put him to sleep". Balto died at 2:15 PM, under the loving care of Dr. Powell and Curley Wilson. He had died of natural causes old age.

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