Orca ‘taught to talk’

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

A KILLER whale has been taught to speak hu­man words through her blow­hole.

Wikie, a 16-year-old cap­tive orca liv­ing in a French ma­rine theme park, can be heard in record­ings mim­ick­ing words such as “hello” and “Amy”, and count­ing “one, two, three”.

Al­though the re­searchers did not set out to test Wikie’s com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, the sci­en­tist who led the study be­lieves ba­sic “con­ver­sa­tions” with her may one day be pos­si­ble.

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