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How do baby whales get born?
Answer 1:

Whales are mammals so they are born much like humans. The mother becomes pregnant, with the baby whale developing inside of her. One big difference though - the baby is born underwater!


Answer 2:

Baby whales are born the same way that baby humans or babies of any other type of mammal are born, through live birth. Whales can, of course, swim, even as babies, so being born in the ocean is not a problem for them.



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