A video of a beluga whale playing fetch with a couple of rugby fans near the Arctic Pole has gone viral.
In the video, a couple of rugby fans sailing on a yacht spot a beluga whale swimming next to them. One of them throws a rugby ball into the sea which is immediately retrieved from the water by the whale.
The person then throws the ball much further and the whale goes underwater as it swims off to retrieve the ball again. After some time, the whale returns with the ball in its mouth.
Watch the video here:
Here's how people reacted to the video:
(I think that was a forward pass) 😉 beautiful.
— tbanting (@tbanting) November 7, 2019
You said it .
Beluga s hvg "a whale" of a time! 😍
— Ramchandran Venkatraman 🌝 (@JumbuTweeple) November 8, 2019
Nature is amazing, we must protect and preserve it!
— The Cryptoviser on Youtube (@TheCryptoviser) November 7, 2019
~ The best thing you'll see today! ~
— Unuj (@unuj) November 8, 2019
Absolutely true. And how beautifully he turns fluorescent blue when he goes underwater. Such a delightfully playful creature.
— Snort of derision (@CherryColaZing) November 7, 2019
If YOU fight for your planet, you deserve it. Love this.
— Alex Mera not at Adobe Max (@Alex__Mera) November 7, 2019
Beluga whales are highly sociable and curious about humans. They are also known to play with things they find.