Do Killer Whales Eat People?

I've been researching and I always saw 2 different answers. Some of the people say they do eat human and some of them say they don't.
Would killer whales ever attack people like sharks do? Are there any reported cases of killer whales attacking or eating people?

asked by Brandon in Dogs | 6704 views | 07-24-2009 at 10:26 PM

Killer whales don't eat humans. Some people hear the word "killer" and assume it refers to humans. There have been a couple of cases in which captive killer whales in aquaria have injured or even killed a person; some years ago a trainer at the Vancouver Aquarium called Keltie Byrne, fell into the pool after finishing a show, one of the orcas took hold of her and dragged her underwater. She managed to escape at one point but was pulled back into the pool by one of the three orcas in the pool and finally drowned.
Killer whales are intelligent and highly social animals. Orcas are called "Killer Whales" because they feed on several other marine mammals, like seals or dolphins, not because they kill people.

answered by Samantha | 07-24-2009 at 10:30 PM

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