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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 1215

    A new beluga whale calf is seen at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium on Tuesday. His mother Puiji gave birth to the whale head first, which is rare for beluga whales who are usually born tail first. The baby beluga is 162 pounds and five feet, four inches long.

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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 1215

    A new beluga whale calf is seen at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium on Tuesday. His mother Puiji gave birth to the whale head first, which is rare for beluga whales who are usually born tail first. The baby beluga is 162 pounds and five feet, four inches long.