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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 2 months ago

Could an Orca eat and kill a human?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes of couse they can. They eat sharks so a human wouldn't be much trouble.

    Will they? There doesn't appear to be any known cases of this happening.

  • 2 months ago

    Well of course it can..duh its killed moose before as well

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Could a 30ft , 5 ton carnivore eat a human? Fair bet I’d  say.

  • 2 months ago

    Sure - but hopefully in reverse order.

    Orcas are apex predators - they normally feed on fish and squid - but will also target seals, sea birds and even whale species far bigger than themselves.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    They are capable of doing it but there is no record of them doing it either in captivity or in the wild. They do not seem to see us as potential prey. 

  • M
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Yes, an Orca is capable of killing a human being. Yes, an Orca could eat a human being.

  • 2 months ago

    It could, though there is no known case of this in the wild.  They normally eat sea mammals and fishes, and probably wouldn't recognize a human as edible.

    There is one such case in captivity, however.  Tillikum, a wild caught Orca, killed three humans during his time in captivity, two of them in front of spectators. The third person he killed was trainer Dawn Brancheau.  He grabbed her ponytail and drowned her, and then tor her arm off, but did not eat it.  The one that had no witnesses was a man who was in the park at night; in the morning he was found draped across Tillikum's back with numerous injuries.  

    So there is no known case of an Orca eating a human.  

    Tillikum died in 2017 at age 35.

  • 2 months ago

    i would hope not

  • 2 months ago

    Nope

    There has never been any confirmed incident of a Orca killing and eating a human being, it has simply never happened. There has been cases of Orcas killing and eating large sea-life such as Great white sharks, as well as Leopard seals.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    YES, even though the size of a swimming human has necessarily skyrocketed in the past few decades, a Killer Whale can still take care of big fat whales.

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