Orcas are adaptable, social animals that are native to almost all the oceans. Their food depends on their respective environment. Orcas prefer pinnipeds, walruses, sea lions and even other whales. Their family groups rank among the strongest in the animal kingdom. At the time they are born, the calves are coloured yellowish or orange, but in the course of time their skin turns white. Grown orcas have a length of up to eight metres and weigh about nine tons. Males and females can be distinguished by their dorsal fins. Males have triangular fins with a length of more than 1.5 meters, while the fins of the females are roughly half the size and often bent. Both male and female orcas are able to reach up to fifty years of age.
Binomial name: Orcinus
Global Home: North Pacific, North Atlantic, Polar seas
Primary Habitat: Sea
Dimensions: 7.68"L × 3.54"W × 3.54"H
Competence and Experience - these two elements have been the basis of our company since we started as a supplier to the plastic industry. Friedrich Schleich founded the company in 1935. The now famous Schleich figurines first came to life in the 1950's.
The design of the Schleich products and the creation of the required tools are done in house, thus enabling us to control the initial vital steps of creating a new product. The production itself takes place at the company`s German headquarters and in a number of production facilities in foreign countries. Our products are marketed world wide.