14 yr old Killer Whale learns to say” Hello”, and more..

Wikie, a 14 yr old Orca who has spent most of her life at a water park in France was used to mimicking her trainer’s actions in exchange for fish. She was perfect to test the theory that killer whales learn sounds from social settings.

The team began by presenting Wikie with sounds that she was familiar with, then new sounds, at each step she succeeded. The ultimate test was to see if she could replicate human sounds.

Click on the videos below and see for yourself how she did.






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