Friday, 22 November, 2019

And now, a beluga whale playing rugby

A swift beluga whale is seen scooping the ball in its mouth and bringing it back to the man on the boat A swift beluga whale is seen scooping the ball in its mouth and bringing it back to the man on the boat
Deanna Wagner | 11 November, 2019, 00:01

South Africa is still in the midst of Rugby World Cup celebrations, and that mood of euphoria is extending to some unlikely places. A video posted on Twitter shows the most incredible game fetch in which it's a beluga whale "fetching" the ball.

As you can see in the video, it happily goes after the ball and returns it to the crew before tossing it out again for another go.

The beluga then swims toward the ball and brings it back in its mouth to the boat.

In the adorable clip, which was posted to Facebook by Alon Kowen, the chipper whale can be seen playing around with the crew of the South African-built boat, Gemini Craft.

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The whale retrieved the ball a couple of times.

Since being shared online one day ago, the video has collected over 4.1 million views on Twitter, along with a number of amazed and impressed comments.

"Beluga Whale celebrating the Springboks victory somewhere close to the South Pole!" "Man.this is one of the most lovely videos I've seen", said another.