(Cowboys Fringants and their fans )
- ID number : DL9037
- Sex : Male
- Year of birth : Around 2008
- Know since : 2013
Its distinctive traits
Hector is easily recognizable thanks to two deep notches in his dorsal crest, which are visible from both sides.
It was in 2013 that we first encountered Hector, at which time he was rather small and dark gray in colour. Since then, he has already faded somewhat. Based on his size, he might have been born around 2008. Over time, his change in colour may help us to confirm his age. Belugas fade from gray to white between the ages of 12 and 16.
When we encountered Hector for just the second time, we took a skin sample amounting to just a few milligrams from his back. This biopsy allowed us to confirm his sex: Hector is a male. The DNA extracted from this sample still holds a few secrets about his genealogy, which will be revealed to us shortly!
To date, Hector has been observed in mixed herds and in herds of adults accompanied by young. When he reaches adulthood, we expect that he will join one of the large networks of bulls. Indeed, in summer, adult belugas exhibit a high degree of sexual segregation. Bulls and cows demonstrate clear preferences, as much in their social associations as in the sectors that they patronize. This behaviour is less pronounced in juveniles and young adults.
(Cowboys Fringants and their fans ) observations history
Cowboys Fringants and their fans
The Cowboys Fringants and their fans adopted Hector (pending).
Also a big thank you to all those who contributed to this adoption by mobile and cash donations during the show of the Cowboys Fringants at the Grand Théâtre de Québec on March 4th 2016!