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Congratulations to this mama beluga whale! Maris, a resident female whale at the Georgia Aquarium, delivered her calf on Mother's Day, May 10th, at 1:25 a.m.



The calf was delivered after hours of labor, weighing in at a staggering 125 pounds. Soon after delivery Maris helped her newborn to the surface for her very first gulp of air, a crucial milestone in mother-calf bonding.

We're all rooting for Maris and her little one!

Via the Georgia Aquarium

"While there are many milestones within the first year that this baby beluga girl must surpass to ensure its survival, the team is hopeful for a successful outcome."


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The Internet loves this massive baby beluga

Maris, one of the Georgia Aquarium’s resident beluga whales, successfully gave birth to a female calf at 1:25 a.m. EST on Sunday, May 10. Shortly after birth, the calf swam to the surface for its first breath, an important milestone. The calf is currently under 24-hour professional care as Aquarium experts constantly monitor mother and calf for bonding and nursing. 

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