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Snack à la Jurassic Park for Kamchatka’s brown bears

By The Siberian Times reporter
20 May 2019

A gnawed to bones killer whale found by a nature reserve ranger.

Massive teeth of a male killer whale reach 13cm. Picture: Aleksey Ineshin


The impressively looking skeleton was noticed on a beach at the Kronotsky Bay, east of Kamchatka Peninsula. 

Wildlife inspector Aleksey Inishen photographed it while patrolling this area of the Kronotsky Nature Reserve. 

This must have been a male killer whale, experts said. 

‘Marine biologist Vladimir Vertyankin explained that this is the skeleton of a male killer whale.

'It is quite likely that the carcass got washed ashore at the end of spring, and it arrived just on time for hungry post-hibernation bear to have their first snack’, said Marina Vorontsova from the administration of the reserve.

A gnawed to bones orca whale was found by a nature reserve ranger


A gnawed to bones orca whale was found by a nature reserve ranger


A gnawed to bones orca whale was found by a nature reserve ranger


A gnawed to bones orca whale was found by a nature reserve ranger

Snack à la Jurassic Park for Kamchatka’s brown bears. Pictures: Aleksey Ineshin/Kronotsky Nature Reserve


Orcas are considered the largest species of the dolphin family. They weigh up to 6 tons and grow to 9,7 metres (32 ft).
The largest recorded male orca weighed 10 tons and was 9,8 metres long.

Massive teeth of a male killer whale reach 13cm.

The impressively looking skeleton was noticed on a beach at the Kronotsky Bay, east of Kamchatka Peninsula. Pictures: Liana Varavskaya/Kronotsky Nature Reserve

A gnawed to bones orca whale was found by a nature reserve ranger


A gnawed to bones orca whale was found by a nature reserve ranger


A gnawed to bones orca whale was found by a nature reserve ranger


A gnawed to bones orca whale was found by a nature reserve ranger

Comments (1)

good for the bears! will keep them away from the trashcans...
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
21/05/2019 11:18
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