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Featured Animal: Killer Whale (aka Orca)

Meet our featured animal: the killer whale (orca)!

Orca

Here are five facts about killer whales:

  • True to their name, killer whales are effective hunters. They prey on seals, sea lions, fish, sea birds, turtles, octopuses, and squid.
  • Killer whales hunt in pods, or groups, in a way similar to wolves. They circle their prey and force them into smaller areas before attacking.
  • Killer whales have a massive range, living primarily where the water is cold, but inhabiting anywhere from the polar regions right up to the equator.
  • Sending sound waves that travel underwater, killer whales use echolocation as a means for hunting.
  • Killer whales live an average of 30 to 50 years in the wild.

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