2 beluga whales smile as they are rescued after spending 9 years in captivity

2 beluga whales smile as they are rescued after spending 9 years in captivity

- Two beluga whales have finally been rescued after spending nearly a decade in captivity

- The whales, which are both females, were rescued by the Sea Life Trust, after being taken from a Russian whale research centre in 2011

- They are identified as Little Grey and Little White and both whales are described as being playful

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Two beluga whales identified as Little Grey and Little White have been rescued from captivity in China to swim in the sea for the first time in nine years.

The animals, which were taken from a Russian whale research centre in 2011, were rescued by the Sea Life Trust, Daily Mail reports.

YEN.com.gh gathers that the female whales are now exploring a special area of the facility at Klettsvik Bay off the south coast of Iceland to get used to the habitat before their final release into the wider sanctuary.

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According to the Sea Life Trust, Little Grey is very playful but she also has a mischievous side. She likes to spit water at her care team.

Meet the whales with plenty to smile about! Two belugas are transported from captivity in China to a new ocean

The whales, which are both female, were rescued by the Sea Life Trust, after being taken from a Russian whale research centre in 2011. Photo credit: Daily Mail
Source: UGC

Describing Little White, the Sea Life Trust said Little White is ‘much more reserved but still likes to play and forms close bonds with her carers’.

Meet the whales with plenty to smile about! Two belugas are transported from captivity in China to a new ocean

Little Grey. Photo credit: Daily Mail
Source: UGC

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The head of the Sea Life Trust, Andy Bool, said: "We’re absolutely delighted to be able to share the news that Little Grey and Little White are safely in their sea sanctuary care pools and are just one step away from being released into their open water home."

Meet the whales with plenty to smile about! Two belugas are transported from captivity in China to a new ocean

Little Grey and Little White. Photo credit: Daily Mail
Source: UGC

In other news, rare images of Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Mbe mountains have been captured by conservationists.

The images are proof that the subspecies once feared to be extinct is reproducing amid protection efforts.

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John Oates who helped establish conservation efforts for the gorillas more than two decades ago was excited about the new images.

In a separate report, a lost German Shepherd mix dog on Tuesday, February 11, stunned Texas police officers manning a police station after it showed up into the precinct.

YEN.com.gh has learnt the dog ran away from it's owner's home which is about a mile away in the wee hours of the morning and lost it's track.

According to Dailymail, the dog, identified as Chico did not wait for it's owner to file a missing pet report as it ran all the way to a police station to ''personally alert cops'' of its missing status.

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