Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Baby Beluga

It's been years since i've been to the Vancouver Aquarium...and having my family visit for a week was the perfect excuse for a trip to see the water creatures. Even more of a reason was the birth of the latest baby beluga on Sunday, June 7th at 3.39 pm.

It was crowded and noisy and full of elementary school age children...everyone wanting to get a look at the new baby....and what a thrill it was when i was able to watch her swim beside her mama, Aurora. And just as exciting to finally get a decent picture of the two of them.

Yes, i know....wild animals, whales no less, in captivity. And here in Vancouver...we hold these belugas captive, away from where they long to be. But hopefully the few in capitivity bring a greater good for those in the ocean.

Right now there is a 24 hour watch on the baby beluga, to be sure she and Aurora have a secure nursing pattern established...and to be sure they bond.

I'm a sucker for any baby animal...so i'm glad we planned this day...and i was able to see this little baby beluga.


  1. Awwww ... sooo cute!

    I was in the Vancouver Aquarium December last year. I just loved the Beluga whales. They are so interesting and look like they're smiling.

    So glad you got to go.