Leave predicting the outcomes of soccer games to the octopuses (and elephants and pigs). If you want to see an animal actually play you soccer then it's apparently time to call in the whales.

Getty Images snapped these images of a pair of beluga whales swimming around with a soccer ball at the Beijing Aquarium. These photos were snapped on May 30th, per the captions provided by Getty.

Discover News writes that the endangered beluga whales are quite social creatures and would likely have begun to play as soon as the ball was dropped into their tank.

According to Frommer's, the Beijing Aquarium is billed as "the world's largest inland aquarium."

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  • Beijing Aquarium

    A beluga whale plays with a soccer ball at the Beijing Aquarium on May 30, 2012. The aquarium, which is the largest in China and shaped like a huge conch shell, was named by state media as a 'Beijing civilized Tourist Scenic Spot' and houses more than 1,000 marine species and freshwater fish.

  • Beijing Aquarium

    Two beluga whales play with a soccer ball at the Beijing Aquarium on May 30, 2012.

  • Beijing Aquarium

    A beluga whale plays with a soccer ball at the Beijing Aquarium on May 30, 2012.

  • Beijing Aquarium

    A beluga whale plays with a soccer ball at the Beijing Aquarium on May 30, 2012. The aquarium, which is the largest in China and shaped like a huge conch shell, was named by state media as a 'Beijing civilized Tourist Scenic Spot' and houses more than 1,000 marine species and freshwater fish.

  • Beijing Aquarium

    A Chinese family poses for photos in front of a tank containing two beluga whales playing with a soccer ball at the Beijing Aquarium on May 30, 2012.

  • Beijing Aquarium

    A mother and daughter pose in front of a tank containing two beluga whales playing with a soccer ball at the Beijing Aquarium on May 30, 2012.

  • Beijing Aquarium

    Two beluga whales play with a soccer ball at the Beijing Aquarium on May 30, 2012.

  • Beijing Aquarium

    Two beluga whales play with a soccer ball at the Beijing Aquarium on May 30, 2012.

  • Beijing Aquarium

    A beluga whale plays with a soccer ball at the Beijing Aquarium on May 30, 2012.