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  1. wensleydale

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    According to the aquariums blog Maris is now on birth watch and is expected to deliver in the very near future.
     
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    Anyone visited lately? Any updates on beluga pregnancy? Exhibit still open?
    It seems she may be past due.
     
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    I know the encounter program has been suspended, I wonder what the holdup is for Maris. The suspense is killing me.
     
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    Finally! And the Calf seems to be healthier this time:). I was starting to think she would never deliver.

    This is significant because we may well have a surviving Beluga calf born to parents who were themselves born in a zoological setting
     
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    Beluga Calf died. Lol, this place needs to get out of the Beluga program. It's ok to admit defeat, but not continually losing calves in this day and age with social media.
     
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    I'm so sad, I had hoped this calf would do better.
     
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    Why would she have an ultrasound scan if there were no concerns of any kind? I think there's more to it than this.
     
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    It might be that they perform ultrasound exams as part of their regular veterinary exams. She was also pregnant earlier this year, maybe it was related to that.
     
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    But it would be a huge coincidence if they had a regular medical exam on the same day that she died of other causes.
     
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    Ultrasound exams are fairly routine in cetaceans. Often just to desensitize for needed medical procedures.
    I hope the necropsy provides some answers.