by Agnes Felber March. 26, 2014 2242 views

The killer whale (Orcinus orca), also referred to as the orca whale or orca, and less commonly as the blackfish, is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family. Killer whales are found in all oceans, from the frigid Arctic and Antarctic regions to tropical seas. Killer whales as a species have a diverse diet, although individual populations often specialize in particular types of prey. Some feed exclusively on fish, while others hunt marine mammals such as sea lions, seals, walruses, and even large whales. Killer whales are regarded as apex predators, lacking natural predators.
Killer whales are highly social; some populations are composed of matrilineal family groups which are the most stable of any animal species.Their sophisticated hunting techniques and vocal behaviors, which are often specific to a particular group and passed across generations, have been described as manifestations of culture.

Shamu is the name used for several SeaWorld orca (killer whale) shows and is the stage name given to the “star” of those shows, beginning with the original Shamu in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The orca Shamu died in 1971, but the names Shamu (and “Namu” and “Ramu”) were trademarked by SeaWorld and have been given to different orcas at different times when performing in Shamu shows.

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Yves Monast 6 years, 6 months ago

awesome animal well done..

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Ivana Golombos 6 years, 6 months ago

pure love,so beautiful :) wails

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Juhã¡Szn㩠ÉVa 6 years, 6 months ago

Szép mutatvány...

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Maud - Normandie - France 6 years, 6 months ago

Formidable !!! Ces animaux sont très intelligents !!!

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