CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Balto, the sled dog that saved an Alaskan town from a diphtheria outbreak is back in Cleveland.
The taxidermied sled dog is on display at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. In 1925 Balto led a team of dogs on the final leg of the expedition to deliver lifesaving serum to Nome, Alaska. The expedition inspired the modern Iditarod Race.
Balto's been on loan to a museum in Alaska since March.
The iconic sled dog was bought by a group of Clevelanders after a Cleveland businessman saw him performing in a Los Angeles circus. Balto lived out his final days at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
After his death, the Siberian Husky found a resting place at the Natural History Museum.