Say what you will about marine mammals in captivity, but the Georgia Aquarium is keeping the public up-to-date about the welfare of its new beluga calf and her mother, Maris.
The female baby beluga remains in “stable yet guarded condition” and is being watched around the clock by the facility’s veterinary and animal care teams.
“Since the moment of birth, our animal care and veterinary teams have been giving around-the-clock care to Maris and her calf, taking every measure possible to ensure that the calf thrives,” Dr. Gregory Bossart, senior vice president & chief veterinary officer, noted. “Our team was able to give mom and calf physical exams. The calf weighs approximately 126.5 pounds and is 59 inches in length. Thus far, we are very encouraged by what we are seeing from both mom and calf.”
Want to learn more about Maris, her baby and their keepers? Check out these videos.
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