Just recently, an aquarium in Alaska came to take care of a baby beluga. The animal was washed ashore after a strong storm separated it from its mother.
The calf was just two days old when it was brought to the Alaska Sea Life Center, but for a relatively short period of time it seemed to be doing quite well growing up in captivity.
However, due to the fact that its immune system was rather weak, the baby beluga recently passed away.
As zoo keepers explain, all efforts to keep it alive proved to be futile, since apparently nothing they had to offer it could successfully replace the milk it would have received from its mother out in the open waters.
Speaking on behalf of all the people presently employed at the aquarium where the calf was nurtured, Tara Riemer Jones told the press that “We are deeply saddened by the loss of this beluga calf.”