The Native Orca Symbol or Killer Whale symbolizes family, romance, longevity, harmony, travel, community and protection. He is said to protect those who travel away from home, and to lead them back when the time comes. They have strong family ties and stay in the same pod their whole lives.
After humans, orcas are the most widespread mammal in the animal kingdom. The species ranges from the Arctic to the Antarctic and can be found everywhere, from the freezing waters of the north and south to the warm waters along the equator. Each pod speaks a different language and they aren't even whales at all - they are the largest dolphin species.
Orcas have the second-largest brains of any marine mammal, second only to sperm whales and they are the only natural predator to the Great white Shark.