Posts in category Q17: Can you speak another language?

Beluga Whale Mimics Human Speech

Beluga Whale Mimics Human Speech
A beluga whale has mimicked human speech. It could be the muffled sound of singing in the shower or that sing-songy indecipherable voice from the Muppets’ Swedish Chef. Surprisingly, scientists said the audio they captured was a whale imitating people. In fact, the whale song sounded so eerily human that divers initially thought it was [...]

The Lion Tamer

The Lion Tamer
Malik the lion reacted fiercely to a girl staring at him through strengthened glass in his enclosure at Wellington Zoo. The moody lion swipped his front paws against the 33mm glass, but Sofia aged 3 was unmoved.  Malik has charged the glass before, normally when feeding. However, perhaps Malik had a deeper message. In the [...]

If We Could Talk To The Animals

If We Could Talk To The Animals
This year’s most popular video on You Tube features a talking dog – some 79 million hits and counting. Curious as I’m sure Malachi our very own messenger and speaking dog in The Haymakers Survey would be a number one fan. It’s jolly good fun.

Beluga blows hearts

Beluga blows hearts
A white whale in Polar land, China that has been trained to blow heart-shaped bubbles. Seeing is believing. But there’s a dark side to this. Should such majestic creatures be confined to a tank for human entertainment?

I-Spy the Earth Emperor's Eye