A video of a Beluga Whale playing with a rugby ball is quickly going viral in South Africa after the incredible World Cup victory.
The South Pole – The South African built boat called the Gemini Craft is currently at sea somewhere near the South Pole (according to the Facebook post). Crewed by a few South Africans, the guys took a rugby ball with them as a lucky charm for the Rugby World Cup.
While out at sea, the guys met a Beluga Whale who has a love of rugby just like them and the whale proved to be a pretty great catch after an unlikely game of rugby was started on the boat. One of the guys threw out a rugby ball, and the Beluga swam out, caught it and brought it back.
This started a game of catch that has everyone in awe and the video is quickly going viral!
Alon Kowen uploaded the video to Facebook: “Beluga Whale celebrating the Springboks victory somewhere close to the South Pole! Spot the Cape Town build Gemini Craft and the South African accents!”
Belugas are also called white whales, and their unusual colour makes them one of the most familiar and easily distinguishable of all the whales. These whales are common in the Arctic Ocean’s coastal waters, though they are found in subarctic waters as well. Arctic belugas migrate southward in large herds when the sea freezes over.
Beluga Whales are highly intelligent, playful and have even mastered how to swim backwards. They are highly interactive with their own species as well as many other species they encounter. The playful whale has really brought a smile to the faces of everyone watching the video.
Take a look at the playful game of rugby below.