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Wikie the Killer Whale Has Learned How to Mimic Human Speech, According to Scientists
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Scientists have announced that a killer whale has successfully been able to replicate human sounds, according a recently published study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a scientific journal.

Wikie, a 14-year-old female orca from Marineland Aquarium in Antibes, France, has been taught by researchers to mimic various phrases, and has so far seemingly mastered "hello," "bye bye," and her trainer's name, "Amy."

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