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Urist likes orcas for their great jumps.

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Orca - Orca man - Giant orca


· Aquatic · Beaching

Cannot be tamed 
Birth: 180,000 cm3
Mid: 2,500,000 cm3
Max: 5,000,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 50-90
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 148-223
Fat 28-34
Brain 12-14
Heart 6-7
Lungs 24-26
Intestines 38-39
Liver 12-14
Kidneys 14
Tripe 12-13
Sweetbread 7
Eyes 2
Spleen 7

Raw materials

Bones 29
Skull 1
Teeth 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about an older version of DF.
A huge ocean mammal. It is a vicious predator and can hunt in groups.

Orcas are aquatic creatures found living in any ocean biome, appearing in groups of 3-9 individuals. They are among the largest mundane creatures in the ocean (losing only to the basking shark, whale shark and sperm whale), but are benign and will ignore dwarves even if they somehow get close to them. In the event an orca is forced to fight, it will defend itself with bites and tail slaps, which due to its massive size, can be particularly deadly. An infant orca is called an orca calf.

Being fully-sized creatures rather than vermin, the only way to fish orcas is to trap them on land, typically with the use of a drowning chamber, though they may occasionally beach themselves into your hands without any effort on your part. Due to their massive size, they provide a fantastic amount of returns when butchered, enough to feed a fortress for quite a while, especially when it's still growing.

Some dwarves like orcas for their coloration and their great jumps (even though in-game orcas are unable to jump at all).

Admired for their great jumps.