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- Orcas are the only known species where both the male and female babies stay with their mother for life.
- Orcas are very social.
- Despite their nickname being “killer whales” orcas are actually dolphins.
- Orcas live on average as long as humans do.
Questions we used in our animal quiz.
They feed on fish and squid like other odontocetes (toothed whales) do, but will also target seals, sea birds, and even whale species far bigger than themselves.
Orcas are extremely skilled hunters when it comes to getting their food. Orcas have not been found to target humans.
Orcas have a fascinating sleep process. Only one-half of an orca’s brain will shut down while they sleep. The other side of their brain will remain awake and make sure the whale keeps breathing.
Orcas are extremely intelligent and they are able to adapt and learn.
Orcas are very street smart and they have creative tactics to hunt animals underwater, and even animals above the ice.
“Orcas are the only known species in the world where both female and male offspring stay with their mothers and immediate family forever.”
Orcas are notoriously picky eaters.
Orcas communicate with one another and they can make very loud sounds.