Fun Facts about Killer Whales
are some fun
facts about killer whales.
are the leaders of the group, even when they get too old to have babies.
* A growing killer whale baby can put on 1kg every hour and double its
size in a week.
* An adult killer whale weighs about 10 tonnes.
* Most of
that weigh is muscle - orcas are the fastest
* Orcas have no natural
predators. Deadly sharks are too small compared to their
* They are some of the longest-living
whales and can live up to 90 years.
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* They breed very slowly
- they only have a young about every eight
* They are some of the few whales that come
to the shore -
seals and sea lions.
* They play with their
prey before killing it, just like a cat plays
with a mouse.