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Whale birth captured on video

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.

Pictures courtesy of CTV Television


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