The famous Siberian Husky sled dog Balto, who led the team to bring serum to stop a dipththeria epidemic, died of old age in 1933, at the age of fourteen.
Balto died of old age. After his death, his body was mounted and put on display in the Natural History Museum located in Cleveland, Ohio.
There is much more to know about Balto than just how he died.
The famous sled dog’s life was captured in an animated film in 1995, and Balto’s immense fame as a loyal and heroic canine was sealed.
Today, the “serum run” across Alaska is honored with the annual Iditarod Sled Dog Race.
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