Watch: Beluga whale plays ‘fetch’ with sailors near Arctic Pole

A beluga whale was caught playing fetch with a couple of South African rugby fans near the Arctic Pole.

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.

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Beluga whales are highly sociable and curious about humans. They are also known to play with things they find.