The Pacific Northwest’s Southern Resident orcas lead lives starkly different from those of their captive cousins—and only 84 of them remain in the wild. Think you know all about these intelligent and social marine mammals?
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Separate when the young whale turns four
Stay together for life
QUESTION 1 OF 8
Stay together if the youngster is female, and separate if male
After an orca is born, it and its family:
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QUESTION 2 OF 8
Killer whale families are called:
As young killer whales grow up:
They are cared for by the whole matriline
They are cared for by their mothers and sisters
They depend completely on their mother's care
They depend completely on their mothers care
QUESTION 3 OF 8
QUESTION 4 OF 8
Using unique underwater calls
Wiggling their fins and tails in distinctive ways
Three pods of related matrilines communicate by:
Nudging and bumping each other
QUESTION 5 OF 8
Killer whales are picky eaters. Their preferred meal is:
Known to swim long distances along the Pacific Coast, these orcas can venture:
QUESTION 6 OF 8
Over 1,200 miles
Over 500 miles
Over 800 miles
In the wild, these orcas can live as long as:
QUESTION 7 OF 8
The biggest threat orcas face today is:
Lack of food
QUESTION 8 OF 8
The Pacific Northwest’s Southern Resident lead lives starkly different from those of their captive cousins—and only 84 of them remain in the wild. Think you know all about these intelligent and social marine mammals?