SeaWorld gives good update on whale

    San Antonio, Texas (KINY) A beluga whale calf abandoned by its mother has thrived in captivity at SeaWorld.

    Tyonek was stranded as a month-old calf, one year ago.  He is the first beluga calf to be taken from Alaska's Cook Inlet to be successfully rescued and rehabilitated.

    SeaWorld said that Tyonek is eating fish and interacting normally with nine other beluga whales at the Texas park.  He was originally taken to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward and later taken to San Antonio in March.

    The whale now weighs over 400 pounds.

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