Bella The Beluga Whale Gives Birth At Shedd Aquarium

A Celebration is in order! Possibly a pool party? Just a couple days ago, Bella the beluga whale at Chicago's own Shedd Aquarium gave birth to a male calf! After 15 hours of labor (holy wow) Shedd is calling it a "noteworthy birth" as the calf was born head first rather than the typical fluke-first births. It will be some time before Bella and her newborn are available to the public, which makes sense, but in the meantime the Shedd Aquariums animal care staff is making sure the two are healthy. Check out a few pictures from the Shedd Aquarium below!