Can you use the word 'cute' to describe a newborn that is 205
pounds and adding 12 to 15 pounds a week?
Shedd's new baby beluga, born Aug. 27 to mom Mauyak, will be on
public display for the first time starting Oct. 26 and there's no
doubt the young whale is just plain adorable swimming alongside her
The baby girl is the third whale born to Mauyak and is hitting
all its developmental milestones, including shedding its
slate-colored skin for the creamy white color that allows belugas
to blend in with their icy background.
The curious calf also has recently started approaching Shedd's
trainers in the water for a tongue tickle or a rub on the head,
Until now, the calf and her mom have been kept from public view
while they bonded, but starting Friday at 11 a.m. the public will
have a chance to see the new baby and mom in the Oceanarium.
If you go:
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
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