What does an Narwhal do when he can’t find his way home? He becomes a Beluga of course!
A young narwhal is far from its arctic home and appears to have been adopted by a band of beluga whales seen hanging around the St Lawrence River.
The narwhal, more than 1,000 km outside its typical range, has been seen playing with dozens of belugas who are just treating the new friend as one of their own.
The Unicorn of Sea aka the Narwhal, has a long, spiral tusk and spotted grey skin and really stands out from the pack of white belugas. But its cousins don’t seem to mind, rubbing up against the narwhal and playing games common among young male whales.
Both species are highly social animals but they don’t typically hang out together when they meet in northern waters but this unusual visitor has been seen hanging out in the St. Lawrence River for the past three years!