Russia: Rare moment mammal-eating orcas attack whale captured by drone

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Drone footage released Tuesday showed a group of mammal-eating orcas attacking a minke whale in the Avacha Gulf, southeast of Kamchatka.

The footage, filmed on June 25 by the Far East Russia Orca Project and Team Trip, tracked the group of orcas as they followed the whale until it was fatigued before attacking and eating it.

Scientists involved in the project said it was a rare to catch such a hunt as there are only around 200 carnivorous orcas of this type in the Kamchatka region.

Video courtesy of Mikhail Korostelev

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