AMAZING ORCAS WHAT THEY EAT
Orcas in different parts of the world eat different varieties of meat and fish, but they all are carnivorous. Adult orcas can eat up to 4% of their body weight every day. That means if an adult male orca weighed 9,000 pounds it could eat 360 pounds of fish and meat everyday. Some of the things orcas eat are sea birds, whales, seals, sea lions, walruses, sea otters, penguins, salmon, cod, flat fish, hake, herring, smelt, and squid. Orcas do not chew their food. Their teeth are made for tearing meat into pieces but not for chewing, so they just swallow the chunks whole.
Orcas are the hunters of the oceans. Orcas hunt together in their pod much like a pack of wolves. They surround their prey on all sides before coming in for the kill. Orcas are very good at getting their food, they can even come out of the water and slide up onto the ice or sand to kill their prey and then slide back into the water with their food. A pack of ocras will attack, kill, and eat other whales much larger than themselves.
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