And now for the very best kind of “exploding” whale…
From BBC News:
After 15 months of pregnancy, Qila the Vancouver Aquarium’s 12-year-old beluga whale has given birth to her first calf.
The birth was captured live by television cameras.
Qila was the first beluga whale to be conceived and born in a Canadian aquarium.
She has remained in the aquarium with her mother Aurora, who is 21 years old.
BBC news also has a great video of the birth.
And if you just can’t get enough of this baby beluga, tune into the Vancouver Aquarium’s “belugacam” — not to be missed!