Orca Quickly Learns to Mimic Human Speech

Orca Quickly Learns to Mimic Human Speech
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“Researchers recently found that a female killer whale could copy the phrases ‘hello,’ ‘bye-bye,’ ‘Amy,’ and ‘one, two, three.’ The orca could also imitate a wolf’s howl, an elephant’s trumpeting, and the sounds of a creaking door and a ‘raspberry.’ And she reproduced the new sounds quickly, some within the first attempt.”

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Sadly, “Puget Sound’s Southern Resident Orca Population Drops To 30-Year Low” . Can we fix with slower ships? Or by feeding them?