Orca Whale Facts
are some interesting orca whale facts.
* Orcas are
called killer whales.
* They are some of the
largest toothed whales,
* Thanks to their
large size, they are also able to take large
They eat the largest
prey of all whales, such as penguins and other
seabirds, seals, sea lions, and they even attack baleen whales and
great white sharks.
* Like other dolphins, they locate their prey by echolocation.
* They often work in
groups when they hunt.
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groups - both female and male young stay in the
same pod where they were born.
* They never mate
within a pod but only when two different pods meet.
* Orcas are smart
animals and sometimes swim behind fishing boats, to
suck fish out of fishing nets - something that doesn't amuse fishermen.
* Being killers, they have historically also been feared by humans and
had a bad reputation.
* In reality however, killer whales have excluded us totally from their diet.
Occasionally, they have killed
their trainers, but this is in captivity, where they
cannot live their life in the way they are meant to and they become
* Wild orcas do not
attack humans, even if they swim in the same water. There
been one or two rare occasions.