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Georgia Aquarium Welcomes Baby Beluga Whale

posted: 05/14/15
by: Discovery.com Staff
Maris and Calf
Georgia Aquarium

A beluga whale at the Georgia Aquarium gave birth to a 126-pound female calf over the weekend, officials announced. Born to mom Maris, the calf is presently under 24-hour care as aquarium officials monitor its development.

"Our experienced team is providing the best care available to both calf and mom and will continue to provide 24-hour care as long as is required. Animal care is the top priority at Georgia Aquarium, and our team continues to fulfill our commitment to do whatever it takes to provide the finest care for our animals," said Eric Gaglione, director of zoological operations.

The aquarium's beluga whale exhibit remains temporarily closed as aquarium staff work to ensure the calf's well-being.

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