A beluga whale has strayed into France's Seine

STORY: Concerns are rising for a beluga

whale in France’s Seine river

Locator: Saint-Pierre-la-Garenne, France

It is refusing to eat and looks

emaciated, a local official said

The whale swam nearly 100

miles up the Seine

It is far from the cold Arctic waters it is more suited

(Jean-claude Ozanne, Gaillon resident)

"Seeing animals like that in the Seine, with global warming and all that, makes you wonder why this is happening and how come it manages to swim that far up the river, on its own. It's true that it is strange. We'd like to know for what reasons we find animals in the Seine like that."