A Killer Whale is a toothed whale that eats fish, birds, squid and other marine mammals. They are part of the dolphin family which includes killer whales , pilot whales, false killer whales and bottlenose dolphins.
This animal is one of the largest predators in the world's oceans. It has many names like "orcas" or "killer whales." The scientific name for this animal is Orcinus orca . Orcas are actually dolphins not true whales. A Killer Whale averages 8-9 meters (26-30 feet) long but can weigh up to 6 tons!
The Killer Whale has a distinctive black body with white patches around its eyes and mouth. It has a grey to black dorsal fin with light grey or white markings on the underside.
They live in pods of up to 12 animals (although usually smaller) that consist of various family members including mothers, grandmothers, sisters, brothers and children. The animal is very intelligent and hunts in groups which makes it much more powerful than other animals.