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Watch this adorable beluga whale play fetch with a football

10 November 2019

A friendly beluga whale was filmed playing "fetch" with a rugby ball and it's pretty cute.

The fans were using an official 2019 Rugby World Cup ball, tossing it into the water for the beluga whale.

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The video of the giant fish returning with the ball in its mouth has become a new internet sensation and has left netizens in awe.

The whale retrieved the ball a couple of times.

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

That's right, one of the South Pole's marine mammals, which you may remember from a beloved children's song by Raffi, showed off its skill with the ball in a video posted online earlier this week. Another version of the same video, posted to Facebook, has also been viewed more than 1.3 million times. After all, who wouldn't want to play rugby with a giddy beluga?

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In fact, ten years ago, a captive beluga whale once rescued a distressed participant of a free diving competition by pushing her to the surface.

Watch this adorable beluga whale play fetch with a football