Interesting Facts About Killer Whales


Jessica Palomares, Contributor

Killer Whales are also called Orcas, they are huge predators that are capable of killing leopard seals and great white sharks. Killer Whales are the fastest swimming marine mammals. Killer whales can swim up to 45 kph (28mph). Killer Whales belong to the dolphin family Delphinidae. A newborn Orca weighs as much as a motorcycle at about 180kg and they’re 2-3m long. Female Orcas live about 50 years some even reach about 80 years old while, male Orcas live about 29 years.

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