Killer whales (Orcas) are also known as orcas and are actually part of the dolphin family.
The animals are easy to differentiate from other whales thanks to their distinctive colouring: While the skin on their back is pitch-black, their bellies are a bright white, as you can see on the killer whale calf from Schleich® Wild Life. After just a few months the calves start hunting for their own fish, marine mammals and sea birds.
The killer whale calf from Schleich® Wild Life has a distinctive black and white marking just like in nature.
Fun Fact: At birth, the belly of a killer whale calf is initially cream or apricot coloured.
- Scientific name: Orcinus orca
- Global Home: Oceans
- Conservation Status: Data deficient
- Primary habitat: Sea
Size: 10.1 x 4.8 x 3.7cm