beluga whale

A baby beluga rescued


A baby beluga was found stranded alone in Alaska and rescued by NOAA 💙


The male calf was sent to Alaska SeaLife Center on September 30th for treatment, and was estimated to be only 2-4 weeks old.


He comes from the endangered Cook Inlet beluga population that numbers around 300 individuals; his pod and mother nowhere to be seen at the time of rescue... 😞


"The calf appeared to have been stranded for several hours and was in a weakened condition; without evidence of major physical trauma."


The little male has been successfully feeding from a tube, swimming on his own, and is being cared for 24/7.


Staff from five of the six aquariums/parks in North America that hold belugas captive travelled to Alaska for assistance.


Video and info: Alaska SeaLife Center

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