Killer Whales Able To Emulate Dolphin ‘Speech’

A new study has shown that killer whales are capable of imitating the sounds used by bottlenose dolphins to communicate, with researchers observing that killer whales living in captivity alongside dolphins began using the same clicks, whistles, and pulsed calls exhibited by the aquatic mammals, a capability of “vocal learning” also exhibited by bats, some birds, and humans. What do you think?

“Are they emulating, or are they mocking? There’s a big difference.”

Cassandra Jenkins • Poultry Plant Worker


“It’s amazing the things you learn about animals when you imprison them.”

Ralph Cowart • Baker

“Big deal. I can drive a car.”

Preston Welch • Lathe Operator