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 Newborn Baby, Vancouver Aquarium, June 27, 2008, British Columbia, Canada CM11-008

Beluga Newborn Baby, Vancouver Aquarium, June 27, 2008, British Columbia, Canada CM11-008

Description : Beluga calves do not suck when nursing. Instead, the mother squirts the milk into her calfs mouth. The frilly-edged tongue of a baby beluga helps it to form a seal when nursing. A beluga calf may nurse for as long as two years. Weaning starts at about six months, when the calf starts eating a combination of food and momís milk.
Wild belugas live in Arctic and subarctic waters. The southernmost beluga population inhabits the St. Lawrence River estuary of Canada.

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