ANIMAL FILE

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Species:orca (Orcinus Orca) name: killer whale
Scientific classification: mammal, vertebrate
Physical characteristics: black and white; have dorsal fin 1.8 mt males. 0.9 fin females. length:8-9 metres males . 7 metres females
Population and distribution:
Habitat:
Behaviour: social and live in groups
Life cycle: males 40-60 years; females 60-80 years
Feeding: fish (salmon, halibut, flatfish)
Breeding / Reproduction: gestation 16-17 months. one whale is born. 200 kilos
Predation and danger:
Relationship with humans: in the zoo
Interesting facts: they comunicate under the water. they make sounds