If you suddenly found yourself in a foreign country, how long would it take you to start speaking their language?
Beluga whales and dolphins are two species, which communicate through calls, just like birds or humans. Social animals such as dolphins must communicate with each other for bonding, mating, and group activities, such as hunting and migrating.
One beluga whale has shown the amazing ability of “learning” the language of another species! This captive beluga whale was moved to a dolphinarium in Russia, where its only companions were dolphins. In the beginning, the beluga whale continued to make beluga calls, but after two months of living with dolphins, she started making dolphin whistles instead of beluga calls!
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