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Orcas (aka orca whales) are whales. These ferocious creatures are also called killer whales. Orcas have a diverse diet, although individual populations often specialize in particular types of prey. Some feed exclusively on fish, while others hunt marine mammals like pinnipeds, and even large whales.
Orcas are highly social; some populations are composed of matrilineal family groups which are the most stable of any animal species. Their sophisticated hunting techniques and vocal behaviors, which are often specific to a particular group and passed across generations, have been described as manifestations of culture.
A typical orca distinctively bears a black back, white chest and sides, and a white patch above and behind the eye. Calves are born with a yellowish or orange tint, which fades to white.
Orcas have good eyesight above and below the water, excellent hearing, and a good sense of touch. They have exceptionally sophisticated echolocation abilities, detecting the location and characteristics of prey and other objects in their environments by emitting clicks and listening for echoes. They can be vicious predators, attacking virtually anything they detect. Orcas are about 30 feet long. They eat fish, squid, seals, and other whales. They can be vicious predators. Orcas are sometimes summoned by druids. Orcas are seen in Warcraft III and World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King.