Pawsitively Amazing Animals

MEET THE AMAZING BELUGA WHALE

Did you know?

  • Belugas live in the coastal areas of the Arctic Ocean.
  • Belugas have blubber under their skin to help keep them warm in the cold water.
  • Belugas are called "sea canaries" because they make many sounds as they talk to each other!
  • Belugas use the melon on top of their head to talk. It changes shape with different sounds.
  • Belugas can also make different facial expressions.
  • Belugas might leave their pod to go play with belugas in another pod!
  • Belugas breathe through their blowhole which is on top of their head.
  • Belugas are born a blue-gray color and gradually change to white around 5 years old.
  • Belugas are hunted by Polar Bears and Orca Whales.
  • Belugas are threatened due to climate change and from water polluted by humans
  • Belugas can live 50 or more years in the wild and can grow to be between 14 and 16 feet!
 
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