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3 Animals (Other Than Birds) That Mimic Human Speech

Everyone knows that parrots can mimic human speech. So can a few other birds, including ravens and starlings. But it’s not just birds that speak up. Here are a few less obvious examples of animals that have learned to sound like people. 1. Asian Elephant At least one elephant is using his trunk for more than just [...]

Beluga whale mimics human voice

Scientists have identified a beluga whale capable of producing eerily human-like vocalizations. The abilities of a whale named ‘Noc’ were first observ…

The Whale That Speaks Human

Image: U.S. Navy Ever heard of the whale that speaks human? Meet NOC, a white beluga whale that "talks" just like you and me: For years, NOC was part of the U.S. Navy’s Marine Mammal Program in [...]

Beluga’s Bubble Halo

Photographer Hiroya Minakuchi captured this beluga whale at the Shimane Aquarium in Japan. To create the halo, she blows air from her mouth to create a current, and then blows from her airhole into the current to create a ring of bubbles. Link -via TYWKIWDBI | Photo Credit Hiroya Minakuchi

French Cows listen to American Jazz

If you liked the video showing a Mariachi band performing to a Beluga whale, you’ll be entertained by this one. The cows really seem like they’re enjoying themselves here. YouTube Link -via Arbroath

How Moby Dick Cleaned Up The Rhine

by Michael Ward In 1966, a beluga whale swam the wrong way up the Rhineā€”and wound up paving the way for environmental reform in Germany. When World War II finally came to an end, Germany was in shambles. Its cities had been transformed into forests of twisted steel and broken concrete, and the German people were [...]