Wikie, a 14-year-old female killer whale, also known as an orca was the one tested for the experiment. She lives at the Marineland Aquarium in Antibes, France, which is the most visited zoological park in the country and has the largest killer whale pool complex in the world.
Wikie Already Exhibited Mimicking Behaviors
Wikie had previously been trained for a variety of examination and exercise behaviors. Her participation in an action imitation study meant that she already knew the “copy” command in which she would give her fin up. But, this study would be more involved…