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Baby beluga born on Sunday dies

May 21, 2010 12:16:01 PM PDT
The Shedd Aquarium says the beluga whale calf born Sunday afternoon to 20-year-old Naya has passed away. The Shedd became concerned since the calf continued to be disoriented in his swimming and still had not reached two critical milestones.

The animal autopsy revealed no conclusive cause of death, but further tests will be conducted over the coming months.

Also last week, another beluga, Puiji gave birth to a male calf which continues to progress on a healthy path.


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