High-pitched, eerie and yet distinct, the sound of a voice calling the name "Amy" is unmistakable.
Human sounds were thought to be suitably distant from the killer whale's usual repertoire of noises that they would provide a more advanced test of her ability to imitate.
Whales are among the few animals other than humans that can learn to produce a sound just by hearing it.
Her vocabulary only includes a handful of words, but with them, an orca at a French marine facility is proving that cetaceans can be taught how to pronounce specific sounds with their blowholes.
Wikie first showcased her knack for mimicry by copying the movements of other orcas, as directed by human hand gestures.
The non-human sounds included a strong raspberry, a breathy raspberry, and a creaking door.
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The researchers set out to find out whether killer whales could learn new vocalisations by imitating others.
Scientists recently learned that Orcas are capable of mimicking human speech.
"Yes, it's conceivable ... if you have labels, descriptions of what things are", he said.
To determine whether the original sounds and Wikie's versions matched, the researchers asked human judges to decide, and then ran computer algorithms to provide a more objective assessment of the similarities. They can mimic the sound of bottlenose dolphins and sea lions. This 16-year-old female orca imitates human sound. She successfully reproduced some sounds - such as the phrases "hello" and "one, two, three" - on her first attempt.
Remarkably, field observations of killer whales have documented the existence of group-differentiated vocal dialects that are often referred to as traditions or cultures and are hypothesized to be acquired non-genetically.
The charity's director Elisa Allen told Sky News: "How deeply ironic that this research, which speaks volumes of the emotional intelligence of orcas, was conducted in a marine park's cement cell, where they're imprisoned and denied everything that's natural and important to them in order to make money from tourists". The researchers ensured the sounds were indeed unfamiliar to Wikie by recording 28 hours of in-air spontaneous sounds produced by the Wikie and her calf during their free time and identifying any vocalized sounds that may be similar to the study sample sounds.
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