One day, a family was enjoying a vacation on the banks of St. Lawrence, Canada, they received a surprise guest.
The boys in the family were the first to stumble across a newborn beluga whale washed up on the riverbank.
This leaves 15-year-old Nicholas Milliard and his brothers scrambling to save the life of a newborn calf that had just lost her mother.
When they got close to the whale, they noticed an umbilical cord was still attached, indicating that the newborn was only a few hours old.
Milliard said: “We dug a hole so the water would collect and her skin would stay hydrated.
“Every five minutes, we get a bucket of water. The water level was falling, and it was becoming more and more difficult to get water.”
The family from Quebec tried to keep baby beluga alive and healthy until help arrived.
Researchers from the Marine Mammal Research and Education Group (GREMM) arrived to transfer the baby back into the water.
She was placed next to another family of beluga whales hoping that one of the females could be lured into feeding her.
A baby who is only a few days, maybe a few hours old, is in dire need of a nursing mother to give her an important start in life.
The survival of young calf is essential as the beluga population has been dwindling towards the end, especially in the region.
Well done to the young boys, Nicholas Milliard and his brothers for helping this beautiful creature return to her home.