Wildlife snapshots

Associated Press
In this Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 photo, Mauyak, a beluga whale at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, swims with her newly born calf at the aquarium's Abbott Oceanarium. Shedd’s animal care team estimates that the calf is 4½ feet long and weighs about 150 pounds. The newborn is the sixth successful birth as part of Shedd’s collaboration in the beluga whale breeding cooperative. (AP Photo/Shedd Aquarium, Brenna Hernandez)

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