Vancouver Aquarium's Newborn Beluga Whale and Mother Qila Photos, June, 27, 2008, British Columbia Stock Photos, Stock Photos Vancouver - PhotosCanada.com Gallery

Vancouver Aquarium's Newborn Beluga Whale and Mother Qila Photos, June, 27, 2008, British Columbia Stock Photos, Stock Photos Vancouver

Beluga Whale Mother Qila and Newborn Baby Nursing, Vancouver Aquarium, June 27, 2008, British Columbia, Canada CM11-007

Beluga Whale Mother Qila and Newborn Baby Nursing, Vancouver Aquarium, June 27, 2008, British Columbia, Canada CM11-007

Description : On average, beluga calves are born weighing 53-70 kilograms and measure roughly 1.5 metres long.
Belugas are slate grey when they\\\'re born. As they age, their skin loses pigment cells, which causes it to turn white. Only the rims of their pectoral flippers and tail flukes retain their original grey.
When a calf is ready to nurse it will bump the mother on the mammaries to let her know it wants to nurse, according to staff. The mother will then raise her tail so the calf can latch on to one of the two mammaries. The calf will turn on to its side so that it can latch on to a mammary with its mouth.

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