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Orca para minusválidos, con aletas que faltan sobrevive con la ayuda de familiares que cazan por su comida

Una orca deshabilitado que falta dos aletas es capaz de sobrevivir en la naturaleza con la ayuda de su familia, que alimentos caza su comida. La orca joven no tiene aleta dorsal o lateral derecha article-2326868pectoral fin, dejándolo incapaz de cazar por sí mismo. But rather than be left to fend for itself or die, the whale appears to be cared for by members of its pod, which share their food with the youngster.

It is one of the few times that killer whales have been seen to feed and care for a non-hunting member. Underwater photographer Rainer Schimpf came face to face with the pod while the members hunted in waters off Port Elizabeth in South Africa. He said: ‘Incapable of fast hunting and ambushing prey it has to be dependent on the pod which, one assumes, looks after it very well.

article-2326868‘It shows these mammals are not really just ruthless killing machines but they also have complex, caring social-structures in which they and care for their own disabled members.
Mr Schimpf had been tracking the pod of seven as they hunted a Bryde’s whalemeasuring 50ft (15metro) in length and weighing a massive 15 tonnes.

Killer whales are known to hunt and kill larger whale speciesbut sometimes only eat the tongue, research has shown. The pod also included a female with a bent dorsal fin like the killer whale in Free Willy, a ‘huge maleand four other females. He said the younger whale followed at a distance and appeared to have fallen behind.

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