Saturday August 06, 2022

VIDEO: France to give vitamins to beluga whale stranded in the Seine river

VIDEO: France to give vitamins to beluga whale stranded in the Seine river

A beluga whale swims between two locks on the Seine river, in Notre-Dame-de-la-Garenne, northwestern France. AFP

Rlixa Report

Concerns are growing over the fate of a beluga whale spotted in the Seine River in France, far from its natural habitat in Arctic waters, after it refused food and appeared emaciated, according to a local official.

The beluga swims slowly in a basin between two bays, about 80 kilometers from Paris.

Veterinarians will assess his health before deciding how to intervene.

Rescuers don't know if the four-metre-long mammal's reluctance to eat was caused by disease, or a loss of energy.