Animals are clever. It seems every week we learn something new about monkeys or dolphins that proves their intelligence. However, this week it’s a clever whale that is shocking the world. Tourists caught the rare beluga whale on camera in Hammerfest, Norway.
Over the past couple of weeks, there have been reports of a rare beluga whale wearing a harness in the open waters around Hammerfest in Norway. Reports suggest that the Russian government potentially trained it as a “spy” whale but released it into the wild. The clever whale’s friendliness and fearlessness in the face of people seem to prove this claim.
However, one group of tourists took a trip to see if they could spot the creature. Beluga whales are incredibly rare in the wild. Ina Mansika couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see the rare creature. However, things soon went wrong for Mansika.
“We laid down on the dock to look at it and hopefully get the chance to pat it,” Mansika said. “I had forgotten to close my jacket pocket and my phone fell in the ocean. We assumed it would be gone forever, until the whale dove back down and came back a few moments later with my phone in its mouth!”
But, the whale brought the phone back to the surface in its mouth! It emerged from the water and handed it back to Ina.
“Everyone was so surprised. We almost didn’t believe what we saw,” she said. “I was super happy and thankful that I got my phone back.” She didn’t care that water damage had permanently broken the phone because she witnessed an incredible piece of nature.
“I love animals!” she said. “The whale is so kind.”
This kind and clever whale is like nothing we’ve ever seen! Let us know what you think of the video in the comments or your predictions of where it came from! Share this incredible video with your friends and family, and check out similar stories on Happiest.