1. Orcas are among the most intelligent species in the world, making them particularly unsuitable to captivity.
2. In the wild, most orcas stay near or with their families for life, travel up to 100 miles a day, and display complex communal rituals that provide stability, cooperation and regular opportunities for the unbridled expression of sheer joy.
3.Orcas are smart—among the most intelligent species in the world
4. Few people realize that Orcas are members of the family Delphinidae, making them the planet’s largest dolphins, giant cousins to the far more common bottlenose (think TV’s Flipper) and other species of seagoing dolphins.
5. Orcas not only have the largest brain of any dolphin, but at 12 pounds it is also four times larger than the human brain
6. Killer whales have been prowling the oceans for millions of years, and their large and complex brains continued to evolve over time.
7.The ocean’s top predator and the most widely distributed animal on Earth after humans, they are found in all oceans, even in the tropics. Total population is estimated at 50,000-100,000, perhaps half of them around Antarctica.