The Fun and Very Social, Killer Whale, ages +
Killer Whales, also known as Orca, can be found in many different regions of the world. Here are some fun facts about their size. Male Killer Whales tend to be 20-26 feet long, and weigh around 6 tons. That is about 13,000 pounds. Female Killer Whales are not much smaller. They are around 16-23 feet, and weigh around three to four tons. That is about 6,000 to 9,000 pounds. If you see a Killer Whale in the wild, you will notice that it has a black back, and a white chest. You will also notice it has a white patch above and behind its eye.
The Killer Whale makes it home in many different places. They are found in every single ocean, and most seas. Near the United States, you can spot Killer Whales off the coast of California, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. You can also see Killer Whales swimming and leaping out of the water off the East coast of the United States too! When a Killer Whale is seen swimming and leaping out of the water, that is called porpoising.
Killer Whales are part of the dolphin family. The first appeared around 11 million years ago. There are three to five different types of Killer Whales. The most well known is called resident, transient, and off shore off shore Killer Whales. These different types of Killer Whales often don’t interact with each other.
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