Did you know that Orcas eat up to 500 pounds of food a day? They like to eat fish, sea lions, penguins, squid, sea turtles, sharks, and even other kinds of whales? And they don’t even chew their food! They sallow it whole!
Another intriguing fact about Orcas is that they weigh up 6 tons and are multi-colored. They have black on their backs and white on their tummies. These are just a few of the many facts you will learn about the whales at the all new Orca Encounter at SeaWorld San Diego.
See The New Orca Encounter at SeaWorld San Diego
Last week, my family and I had the opportunity to preview the new show, which was similar to watching a live documentary. By far, the new Orca Encounter is much less theatorical and more educational in substance.
During the show, there are a total of 11 whales that perform outstanding choreographed moves set to synchronized music. The whales still come out of the water to display their beauty, but the trainers no longer swim with them.
Now the animal behavorists explain to the audience how the whales hunt for their prey in the wild and communicate with one another through play.