2. NOC, the Beluga Whale
This is another animal whose name has hit news as one of the world’s great strange animals who could talk. It was reported in 1984 when NOC was only 9 years old that he could make some sounds. Well, it could have been shocking for a human kid to start talking at the age of 9, but NOC was a whale.
Captured as a kid in 1977, NOC started to mimic some of the speech of his human handlers. Although the ability to mimic human sounds stopped suddenly as he reached sexual maturity, the fact that this whale had made some human sounds at earlier age is exceptional.