Another beluga pregnant at Vancouver aquarium
Another Beluga whale is pregnant at the Vancouver aquarium, and Aurora, the expectant mom, who herself became a grandmother about 20 months ago, is now expecting a calf of her own.
"We're very happy, very excited to announce that Aurora is pregnant," said Martin Haulena, a Vancouver aquarium veterinarian. "She's likely due in June or July of this year."
He said blood tests and an ultrasound indicate the calf is healthy.
"Aurora is doing very, very well."
Beluga whales have a gestation period of 14 to 16 months so Aurora has likely been pregnant for about a year now. So far everything is looking good and seems to be on track.