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Why do female orcas live so long after they stop having babies?

Orcas are one of only five species known to experience menopause and females can live for many decades after their last calf. Why and how have they evolved to undertake this process?

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This week's blog

Why do female orcas live so long after they stop having babies?

Orcas are one of only five species known to experience menopause and females can live for many decades after their last calf. Why and how have they evolved to undertake this process?

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Our successes

WDC has been fighting for whales and dolphins for thirty years, both in the UK and elsewhere. Read about some of our achievements over that time.

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