Georgia Aquarium welcomes new baby beluga

 kiro7.com  10/30/2020 18:12:05  2

ATLANTA — Officials with the Georgia Aquarium announced a new addition Sunday after the aquariums 20-year-old beluga whale gave birth this month to a calf.

The Georgia Aquarium remained closed Monday to the public because of the coronavirus pandemic. Aquarium officials said their teams were closely monitoring mom and baby on Sunday.

We are so proud of Whisper and overjoyed to welcome her calf to our Georgia Aquarium family, said Dennis Christen, senior director of zoological operations, mammals and birds at the Georgia Aquarium. We will be there right alongside the calf as it continues to grow and learn from Whisper.

Officials said other beluga whales housed at the Georgia Aquarium, Qinu, Maple, Nunavik and Imaq, were doing well Sunday and were in a separate area of the exhibit.

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