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It's a girl! SeaWorld welcomes beluga whale calf

120-pound calf born Saturday morning in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – SeaWorld San Antonio welcomed a beluga whale calf early Saturday morning. The calf weighed in at 120 pounds and is 4 feet long. 

The female calf was born at 12:44 a.m. after five hours of labor to its mother, Martha. 

Park officials said the birth is big success SeaWorld and zoological facilities committed to caring for beluga whales.

"SeaWorld is deeply committed to the health and care of all of its animals, and the beluga birth today helps us ensure genetic diversity among all zoo-born beluga whales so that people will be able to connect with these animals for generations to come," said Chris Bellows, SeaWorld San Antonio's vice president of zoological operations.

The park allowed visitors to see the mom and calf starting Saturday at noon.