During a family trip to Canada’s St. Lawrence River, teens saw a baby beluga whale washed up on the shore. Nicholas Milliard, who is 15 years old, told how he and his younger brothers saved the animal. They gave the animal water every five minutes so it wouldn’t dry out.
Milliard says, “We made a hole so that water could gather there and keep its skin moist.” The family from Quebec called for help right away and kept caring for the cub until the rescuers arrived.
Animal rescuers put the animal back in the water. All that can be done is hope that the cub will find its mother or that another beluga whale will feed it. The mother beluga whale feeds and cares for her cubs for two years. Without her help, the cub can’t live.
Once upon a time, there were thousands of beluga whales in the St. Lawrence River. Now, there are only 900 of them left, and it’s all because of how dirty the reservoir is. No matter what, the beluga whale that was saved now has a chance to live. And it’s all because of the work of some kind boys.