Captive Beluga Whale Was Able to Mimic Speech


When a beluga’s caretakers heard noises that sounded like garbled phrases emanating from its enclosure, they realized that the whale might be imitating the voices of its human handlers. The outbursts, originally described at a conference in 1985, began in 1984 and lasted for four years until the whale named NOC hit its sexual maturity.

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