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Video Wonder: An Orca Playing With a Human Friend

Kick off your weekend with this uplifting and adorable video of a wild killer whale, who appears to be “playing” with a human in a surprisingly catlike manner.

The orca in the video is most likely Luna, the whale who lived in Canada’s Nootka Sound off the west coast of Vancouver Island for five years, much to the delight of tourists in the area. Luna was separated from his family at a young age, and found companionship by befriending humans instead.

Every day we track down a Video Wonder: an audiovisual offering that delights, inspires, and entertains. Have you encountered a video we should feature? Email ella@atlasobscura.com.