Kingdom : Animalia
                    Class : Mammalia
                 Family : Delphinidae
  Scientific Name : Orcinus Orca

                      Size : 5 - 8m
                                (16 - 26ft)
                 Weight : 6,804 - 8,618kg 
                                 (15,000 - 19,000lbs)
           Top Speed : 45km/h (30mph)
            Life Span : 50 - 60 years

                Colour : Black, White
           Skin Type : Smooth
Special Features : Tall, wide dorsal fin 
                                and black and 
                                white markings
  1. Killer Whales are found in the hot and cold oceans throughout the world.
  2. They are the largest members of the dolphin family.
  3. There are around 5 species of Killer Whales.
  4. They are large, stocky animals with large dorsal fins.
  5. They have distinctive black and white markings on their bodies.
  6. The Male Killer Whales often grow up to around 8 meters in length, with the females being slightly smaller.
  7. Interestingly, they get their name from consumption of enormous amount of meat rather than their aggressiveness.
  8. They consume around 200 kg of food consisting around 30 species of large fish
  9. They are dominant hunters hunting in pods containing 6-40 killer whales.
  10. They are often called the wolf of sea as they hunt in a similar way to that of wolves.
  11. They can move at a speed of 26mph for long durations.
  12. They are quite vocal and communicate through whistles and clicks in a process called echolocation.
  13. They make maximum noise while hunting and are quite peaceful and quiet while resting.
  14. Female Killer whales are known to give birth to a single baby every 5 years after an 18-month gestation.
  15. Interestingly, their lifespan strongly depends on their will power.
  16. Often, Wild Killer whales are known to live longer than the killer whales in captivity.
  17. Due to habitat loss and human hunting, they are an endangered species today.

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