Just came across a news website talking about an elephant that speaks Korean, I find it soooo interesting how some animals are intelligent enough to
imitate human sounds, So i thought id share with you all some videos of Animals imitating human sounds or unique sounds.
Elephant that speaks Korean Date of Event News - November 1, 2012
An Asian elephant named Koshik can imitate human speech, speaking words in Korean that can be readily understood by those who know the language. The
elephant accomplishes this in a most unusual way: he vocalizes with his trunk in his mouth.
NOC Whale Mimicking Human Speech - Date of Event News - October 22, 2012
A new paper published by the National Marine Mammal Foundation in the scientific journal Current Biology sheds light on the ability of marine mammals
to spontaneously mimic human speech. read more on youtube
TALKING PARROT! AMAZING, HILARIOUS! (Subtitles Included) - Date of Event News - Jan 14, 2010
This is Pierre, the 2 year old African Grey Parrot. read more on youtube
I wonder what it would be like in 2020? Surely the intelligence of animals mimicking humans are limited...
My mom had an African Grey parrot and we had to be careful what we said around him. It was like a tape recorder that was always on. I was listening to
the one in the video and just before he says, "Step up. Want some water?", I think he is whistling part of the theme song from the Andy Griffith
Is it possible, though, for animals to understand language? It's been known for years that dogs and other animals can be taught to respond to verbal
commands. They have the ability to associate the command with the appropriate action. Much like a child is taught to associate objects with it's name
by repetition, I would say that some animals show understanding, though somewhat limited.
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