Subject: Re: orcas

Dr. Cathy Schaeff (
Wed, 08 Jan 1997 09:51:36 +0000

Hi Richard!

While I am sure that the aquariums are giving you what info they have 
you are right -- captive rates are likely to be different than for wild
animals.  The estimate for orcas in the wild is 50+ years for males and
80+ for females (Balcolm pers. comm. in 'Whales and Dolphins by Peter

Regards, Dr. Schaeff