Belugas take first breath of fresh air in years | Animalkind

Belugas take first breath of fresh air in years | Animalkind 1

 

Two belugas are finally swimming in a natural habitat thanks to these dedicated humans. "This is just the beginning." 🐋
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Two former captive beluga whales, Little Grey and Little White, were moved to the first open-water sanctuary at Klettsvik Bay in Iceland.

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90 Comments on "Belugas take first breath of fresh air in years | Animalkind"

  1. Ashley Granderson | August 24, 2020 at 6:08 AM | Reply

    This is just beautiful! And they kind of resemble dolphins..

  2. taking whales and dolphins from the wild and then caging them for any reason should be outlawed on every continent. The people that do it make me sick.

  3. RoarkProFabPerformance | August 24, 2020 at 8:01 AM | Reply

    Looks like they’re having a whale of a good time

  4. Poor things, life will be better now.

  5. Bronson Newman | August 25, 2020 at 5:36 AM | Reply

    So now they need to go rescue the belugas from Seaworld and then they need to make a bigger sanctuary for orcas/killer whales and then rescuse those from seaworld and other marine parks that house thouse animals. They have feelings too.

  6. I would love to see them do this with the killer whales from seaworld. But I want them to do the reasearch and do it right. I feel like they rushed it with Keiko because they were under pressure from the fans of the Free Willy movie.

    • EXACTLY
      They ALL Need to be FREE

    • Right on, a captive animal for so long needs to adjust before they are even released.

    • He was also released alone…. and whales like us are social creatures and the only social interactions he was able to have during his rehabilitation was with people.

    • I think you forget he actually got to live with a pod for some months, but as he was so used to humans he would usually go near boats and fisherman villages, he got some interactions with other orcas, but as his instincts weren’t the same as theirs he couldn’t completely be part of a pod. It would have worked out if one or two other rescued orcas where with him that way they would’ve being able to make their on pod and live together , but unfortunately he had to die living in two different worlds

  7. It would be great if they had facilities like this for dolphins and orcas as well. they are treated so cruelly in captivity.

  8. Awww…he was tearing up at the end. It really is an incredible new life they’re offering these whales. I wonder how many whales they are going to rescue.

  9. Animals aren’t on the earth for our entertainment

  10. I feel rather stupid, when they where lifting the whales in the stretcher I was think, “but arnt they about to die without water” totally forgetting they are indeed, whales

    • whales are mammals but i think the same too

    • Nope. Whales are mammals, they breathe the same way we do.

    • @Ewan Bird even if you keep something wet on land doesnt mean itll survive however they arent out for hours. Altho maybe thats just the sea life as big as orcas or bigger. Can keep them wet on land and they can breathe but too long and their own weight will kill them.

    • Whales and dolphins can’t stay very long out of the water actually. Their organs “float” when they’re in the water, but once out the animals suffacate from their own weight. They can also overheat. When travelling long distances (like the plane) they’re put into a small pool to avoid that

    • @LaumiRez
      Also true.

  11. Karen Lind Lúðvíksdóttir | August 26, 2020 at 11:13 AM | Reply

    I’m so happy I live in Iceland and I got to see them they are so cute and one was playing with something and she looked so happy 😃

  12. Maureen Tornetta | August 26, 2020 at 3:09 PM | Reply

    Horrible that we do this to Gods creatures. Keeping them prison for $$$$

    • @Seulgi bear the brain analogy isn’t good because the human body has been dissected a million times we know what we have lmao

    • @Rodney~Łamar it is just a small sample, so that he is not too dizzy thinking about the truth. because to understand what I’m discussing is actually a bit complicated, so I just find an easy example, because he himself still doesn’t know about the basics, how do I give a real example?

    • @Seulgi bear idk i guess I wouldvevsaid air you can’t feel it you can’t touch it people tell you its there but no way to know for yourself but you still breathing

    • @Rodney~Łamar nice , dude. Unfortunately, he had given up on understanding all of it

    • Subscribe To PewDiePie | September 15, 2020 at 3:16 AM | Reply

      @Baltazar Sant Ah yes religion causes “discord”.

  13. Tina Creekmore | August 26, 2020 at 5:21 PM | Reply

    From what I’m seeing they are still enclosed in a small area?

  14. Generic White Bitch | August 27, 2020 at 4:57 AM | Reply

    They look so happy being transported… it’s like they know they are in safe hands and going to a better place. I appreciate how dumb that might sound but Animals can sense emotions of the people around them.

  15. MemeTrain Extras | August 28, 2020 at 11:54 AM | Reply

    So everybody is talking about the small space they’re in, But what about how they are literally the cutest animals in the sea?

    • jackie hansen | August 29, 2020 at 2:15 PM | Reply

      This is only temporary, they have to get used to the climate and water. Then they’ll be moved to a much larger area.

    • It’s more important to talk about the small space their in. Obviously everyone knows they’re adorable.

    • Shark To Sock / EEE | August 30, 2020 at 6:03 AM | Reply

      sad thresher shark noises

    • Eternia Nocturne | August 30, 2020 at 7:13 PM | Reply

      The area that they’re kept in is an acclimation/observation tank, and is temporary so that the vets on staff can make sure that the girls are healthy and getting used to the environment they have been introduced to before being given access to the rest of the bay that the tank is connected to.

    • Chiara Dal Col | September 1, 2020 at 1:12 AM | Reply

      Meme Train It’s like a big flubby white dolphin

  16. Laura Shadforth | August 28, 2020 at 2:20 PM | Reply

    I’m glad they aren’t performing anymore, it’s too bad they can’t be totally free. They don’t have their pods anymore and many don’t know how to hunt on their own 😞

    • chevon1920 those animals migrate so many miles I don’t think they’d just come back, if you give them freedom they’ll go very far away

    • Lots of these animals are descendants of animals who’ themselves would never have made it out in the wild

    • Blue Stroti completely wrong. Jesus it’s easy to make up your own info isn’t it

    • @KavaLogue I think it’s easier for you to do some research than to argue with me about this. Your house cat might survive if u let it out in the wild because cat is solitary animal they don’t hunt in pack. But for social animal that hunt in pack it is different story brother 😂 That is why some animal can’t be separated from their parent because they need to learn their survival skill some might take a few months some might take a few years. Some rescue animal can’t be release into the wild have 2 reasons: injury and leak of survival skill that need to be passed down from their parents.

    • Apothegmatic Reality | September 16, 2020 at 9:11 PM | Reply

      Laura Shadforth if trained the right way it could be a good form of enrichment but taking them from the wild, keeping them in small pools and exploiting them for money is completely wrong.

  17. There are seals in a city called wenzhou that aren’t supposed to be there. I hope this message gets to someone who can help them out. There’s only one ocean aquarium in the city. Edit ; people complained to the city officials regarding the fact that the animals were kept in negligent conditions. They never did anything. There’s sea turtles there too that I’m sure is 💯 illegal.

    • hollowayoraveray321 Diora | August 30, 2020 at 6:18 AM | Reply

      Well done for putting the information up, I hope someone can go and help them also. Thanks I pray someone sees your post and can help.

  18. You don’t appreciate how large the belugas are until you see them out of the water alongside a person.
    I’m pretty sure their smiley faces, while cute looking, don’t express their actual feelings.
    Glad they’re free

  19. 0:40 I wanna know what he’s listening to 😂

  20. Caitlin Williams | September 1, 2020 at 3:31 PM | Reply

    Their faces when they were being moved into the fresh air 🥰

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