Monday, June 13, 2011

Little Tid-Bits and Other Facts

The Orca (Killer Whale) [Orcinus orca]:

- Males typically range from 6 to 8 metres (20-26 feet) long and weigh in excess of 6 tonnes.
- The Orca's (Killer Whale's) large size and strength make it among the fastest marine mammals, able to reach speeds in excess of 30 knots (56km/h)

The American Black Bear [Ursus americanus]:

- The American black bear is North America's smallest species of bear.
- The weight tends to vary on the age, sex, health and season. Adult males typically weigh between 57-250kg (125 and 550 lb). 

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