ATLANTA (AP) – The Georgia Aquarium has announced that one of its beluga whales is a mother-to-be.
The aquarium’s vice president of animal health confirmed in a statement Tuesday that a 20-year-old beluga named Whisper is expected to give birth to a calf in April.
The gender of the baby won’t be revealed until birth.
News outlets report Whisper arrived in Georgia from Seaworld Orlando nearly a year ago.
Three newborn belugas have died at the aquarium since 2012 but officials say they are hopeful that Whisper will safely deliver a healthy calf this spring.