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The Orca

The orca is also called a killer whale. These two terms are widely known. Some even call them blackfish! The orca is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family. They are the largest of the dolphins. Killer whales are found in all oceans, from the frigid Arctic and Antarctic regions to tropical seas.

There are many different types of killer whales, but most types are classified into four groups based on physical features. The first group looks like the typical killer whale, with a large black and white body and medium sized white eye patches. These whales live in open water and feed mostly on minke whales...

Read on and learn more about Orcas in today's Visit the Wildside!

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