December 12, 2017

Alaska aquarium cares for abandoned beluga calf

SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — Marine mammal specialists from across the country have descended on an Alaska aquarium to help care for a baby beluga whale that became separated from its mother shortly after its birth.

The male calf is under 24-hour care at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, being fed by a stomach tube while learning how to suckle from a bottle.

“He’s currently doing very well, swimming on his own and he has been from the first time he got here, learning to take food from a bottle, which has been challenging,” said Tara Riemer

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/alaska-aquarium-cares-abandoned-beluga-calf-073235766.html