Orcas may attack prey on land, such as sea lions, or prey that is on ice floes, such as walruses and polar bears. They have been observed rolling icebergs from below causing prey to slip into the water where it can be killed and eaten.
Can a killer whale kill a bear?
However, so far there is no evidence that a killer whale has ever killed or eaten a polar bear. On the other hand a young polar bear was found in the stomach of a Greenland shark back in 2008 still with no evidence that whether it was killed by the Greenland shark or was it just a polar bear carcass.
Do polar bears ever get attacked by killer whales?
However, so far there is no evidence that a killer whale has ever killed or eaten a polar bear. Like polar bears killer whales (orcas) are also apex predators. They are called the wolves of the sea primarily because orcas hunt in packs. However killer whales do not eat polar bears.
What is the only enemy of an orca whale?
Whales basically have two enemies: Orcas (killer whales, which in fact are not whales, but dolphins) and human beings. Only one type of Orca, the transient orca, is known to attack whales and other marine mammals. Transients Orcas are sometimes referred to as “wolves of the sea” as they will hunt in packs.
Do orcas eat humans?
Killer whales (or orcas) are large, powerful apex predators. In the wild, there have been no fatal recorded attacks on humans. In captivity, there have been several non-fatal and fatal attacks on humans since the 1970s.
Do Greenland sharks attack humans?
Danger to Humans
According to the International Shark Attack File (ISAF) there has only been one reported attack of the Greenland shark on a human. Around 1859 in Pond Inlet, Canada, it was reported that a Greenland shark was caught containing a human leg in its stomach.