Farming and Animal Husbandry

Do killer whales play with their prey?
Answered by Animal Planet
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  1. You may have seen killer whales toss prey like sea lions far into the air. To us, it looks like the whales are viciously toying with lunch. In reality, the whales are battering and disorienting their prey to make them easier to dispatch. Whales might swim for miles, dragging prey with them before devouring their catches. Battering the prey first reduces the chance that it will wriggle free and escape before the whale can chow down, according to researchers Richard Ternullo and Nancy Black.

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