To say ‘hello’ is nothing special to us–but, if you’re an orca, it’s news! Wikie, an orca in Antibes, France, can say ‘hello’, he can count to three, and say “bye bye”. Maybe, if you are very credulous and you listen very carefully, you’ll hear Wikie chattering away in some human words. He has a lot to say about us.
“Luna” glitters in the Christmas lights and looks out from Morton Park on to English Bay. It’s hard not to like him at this festive season, but he comes to Vancouver with a sad history.
There are only 76 whales left for Luna to see, fewer than ever before. We all know that more Chinook and more ‘whale space’ could reverse the pending extinction, but Luna doesn’t show his sadness.