ATLANTA, GA — A new baby beluga whale is expected soon to join Georgia Aquarium, officials announced Tuesday. Whisper, a 20-year-old beluga whale, is expected to give birth in mid-April after a pregnancy of 14 to 15 months.

Caretakers discovered the pregnancy through a routine exam. Beluga whale calves average 5.2 feet long at birth and weigh about 176 pounds, according to SeaWorld.

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