105-year-old Granny, also known as J2, is believed to be the oldest killer whale in the world. She was recently spotted by a photographer Heather MacIntyre off the coast of San Juan Island, in Washington state. Granny was splashing waves with a bunch of younger orcas and she was so energetic, you’d hardly give her 70!


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“I was happy to see them socializing, as these animals are more social than humans, but to know it would be short-lived was saddening,” MacIntyre told Bored Panda. “These orcas used to spend all day socializing and breeding when there was ample food. Since there is a definite food shortage, the southern resident orcas are spending more and more time fragmented and broke up to search for food. I hope for a time where they aren’t as stressed out and can do that once again, but that’s going to take some huge conservation efforts and people being conscious of their consumerism as a collective effort.”

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105-year-old Granny, also known as J2, is believed to be the oldest killer whale in the world

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She was recently spotted by a photographer Heather MacIntyre off the coast of San Juan Island with other orcas

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“There’s nothing like seeing orcas in the wild”, MacIntyre told Bored Panda

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“They’re just on a totally different level of consciousness then humans are”

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Thank you, Heather MacIntyre, for talking to Bored Panda about Granny!