The Beluga Whale is a large white marine mammal. They are found in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of the world. Beluga Whales are one of the smallest whales, measuring up to 18 feet (5.5 meters) long and weighing up to 3,000 pounds (1,360 kg). They are known for their friendly nature, playful behaviour and high intelligence.
Belugas use a variety of sounds to communicate with each other, including whistles, clangs and squeals. They are also capable of imitating human speech. Beluga Whales are considered "near threatened" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The main threats to their survival include hunting, habitat destruction and climate change.