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Fun Facts About Killer Whales

Updated on September 8, 2014

The Majestic Orca

The killer whale has always been my favorite since I was a little girl. There is something about this beautiful creature that is just amazing and breathtaking. This lens is full of fun killer whale facts, photos, printable kid friendly fun, and more!

Killer Whale Facts

The life expectancy of a killer whale in the wild is 50-60 years for males and up to 90 years for females.

The brain of a killer whale is five times larger than that of a humans!

Each killer whale has a totally unique mark behind their dorsal fin.

Killer whales eat up to 5% of their body weight every day. That's around 500 pounds of food daily!

Killer whales can travel up to 30 mph.

The largest recorded killer whale measured 32 ft. and weighed a whopping 22,000 lbs.

The killer whale lives in small close knit groups called pods.

The killer whale has no predators.

Killer whales are carnivorous and eat other marine mammals such as sea lions, seals, and some other whales.

Newborn killer whales weigh between 300-400 pounds.

A female killer whale's pregnancy is 17 months long.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      im a kid doing research on the orca at school and i picked it

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Orcas are awesome

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      Beautiful lens.

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      toweroflifeinc 4 years ago

      Keep think of the Michael Jackson song from Free Willy. Nice lens!

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      Zut Moon 5 years ago

      I have actually seen an Orca go into "flight" in the wild in a deep ocean channel near Ketchikan, Alaska. It was awesome.

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      jimmyworldstar 6 years ago

      Interesting facts. I know they're the largest mammal on the planet. They sure eat a whole lot given their size.