Orcas are also known as killer whales 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 baby orca (called a "calf") from Schleich® Wild Life. After just a few months the
calves start hunting for their own fish, marine mammals and sea birds.
At birth the belly of an orca calf is initially cream or apricot coloured.
- Scientific name : Orcinus orca
- Global Home : Oceans
- Conservation Status : Data deficient
- Primary habitat : Sea