Baby white whale saved near Alaska

Baby white whale saved near Alaska

19 April 2018

Employees of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found a male baby white whale, aged two to four weeks, in Cook Inlet, Alaska, and sent it to the Alaska SeaLife Center.


Scientists said that the calf was probably alone for several hours. They failed to locate its mother. Although the baby whale had no signs of physical trauma, it was weak. After being fed a special formula through a tube, the little whale instantly felt better.


According to biologists, the saved white whale will probably stay at the aquarium, because whale calves captured at such an early age will not be able to adapt to life in the wild.


There are about 300 white whales left in Cook Inlet.