Beluga Whale Sounds Like a Human

A captive beluga in California may have been close enough to people to mimic human conversation.
3:00 | 10/23/12

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Well we have a surprise for animal researchers in California. Captive beluga whale to get this sounded like a human. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- People allowed to listen. -- -- -- In the conversation dolphins in -- have been taught to mimic the patterns of human speech but it's rare for an animal to do it. Spontaneously. -- -- -- really did sound like someone pretending to. -- -- -- -- If it did -- really did this for the first time to apparently there was a caretakers of the swearing in Vancouver. In Canada they city. -- -- -- -- -- Kids and their -- actually say his name and let people -- not who knows but hey look he he's like moving if not call. Whether they're quite -- like a panel. Would you be doing our jobs -- Tuesday's friendly dog who like him. Tuchman cried and free Willy -- didn't -- -- -- At.

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