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Beluga Whale Cools Down Kids at Japanese Aquarium

Children visiting a Japanese aquarium discovered a new way to cool off when a playful beluga whale took the opportunity to hose them down with water.
Image: A beluga whale sprays water towards visitors
A beluga whale sprays water towards visitors at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, Japan, on Monday.AFP via Getty Images

Children visiting a Japanese aquarium discovered a new way to cool off when a playful beluga whale took the opportunity to hose them down with water.

Image: A beluga whale sprays water towards visitors
A beluga whale sprays water towards visitors during a summer attraction at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo on July 20TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA / AFP via Getty Images

It came as temperatures hit 94 degrees. Despite the heat, everyone seemed to have a whale of a time at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama.

Also known as melonheads or sea canaries, belugas are more used to the cool temperatures of Arctic regions.

A beluga whale sprays water towards visitors during a summer attraction at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo on July 20.TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA / AFP via Getty Images