Playing fetch with a Belgua whale

Beluga whale plays fetch with Rugby fans on boat in Arctic Ocean

A beluga whale has been filmed playing fetch with a rugby ball near the South Pole in extraordinary video shared to Facebook by Alon Kowen.

South Africa won their third Rugby World Cup title last week, after stunning England 32-12 in the final at Yokohama Stadium in Japan.

New Zealand Herald reports that the video was taken by crew members aboard the Gemini Craft, which is now at sea in the Arctic Pole.

Wherever in the world the footage was captured the fantastic video of the playful beluga has gone viral as rugby fans, whale lovers, and animal enthusiasts all cheer on the amusing little whale. The man then tosses the rugby ball back in water, and the friendly beluga whale is seen chasing it and returning it to him again.


A viral video has captured the incredible moment a beluga whale played "fetch the ball" with a man on a boat. "That is so great!", said a user on Twitter.

Beluga whales are highly sociable and have shown curiosity towards humans in the past. Apparently that trait extends well beyond the beluga whales at waterparks.

They also like to play with items they find in the sea, including wood, dead fish and the bubbles they create underwater.

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