The killer whale, raised in a protected area called Wikie, is able to pronounce, just like people, by understanding the words “hello” and “bye bye”. Wiki, the first killer whale to produce well-known voices, was also inspired by this skill.
Under the auspices of an international research team, the 14-year-old killer whale Wikie living in Antibes Marineland Akvayumu in France has begun to get more of the scientific community’s speech talent as it develops.
This wild sea mammal, called Orca and turned into a slice of a killer whale, is one of the most intelligent animals in the oceans. In some cases, it has been observed that humans have developed new methods based on hunting habits in the seas.
Killer whales are scaring us with their names, but they are as sociable animals and are as attractive as at least the dolphins because of their open education. It is very debatable whether animals are free from their free environment and live in an aquarium. But thanks to the aquariums made for scientific purposes, we can understand the nature of these creatures full of mysteries.
Scientists are able to distinguish them from each other by listening to the sounds of killer whales. According to a study in 2014, killer whales have been able to learn new dialects to communicate with different species. For three years, it was discovered that killer whales kept in the same aquarium as the dolphins changed their speech and made sounds closer to the language of the dolphins. In fact, they were able to pick up whispers and whistles just like the dolphins.
The voice of a white whale that has previously managed to imitate humans within similar investigations:
The hero of the last scientific work, Wikie, took the business one step further. The whale, trained on long-standing imitation talents, began to give initial results. Scientists condition different behaviors taught to Wikie through the command “copy”. The ability to imitate the numbers “hello” and “bye bye” as well as basic behaviors such as mouth waving, a creaking door voice and a head on the water were developed.
It is a first in the world that Wikie learns and repeats human voices clearly. Previously, in the field of research, it has been observed that a fillin and a white whale imitate human behavior.
However, Wikie’s progress is faster and more pronounced than other animals. He usually learned to imitate a word, voice, or sentence in 10 different ways. These surveys show that some living species can control their voices and learn.