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