The Orca is the largest member of the Oceanic Dolphin family, so they have many common characteristics, including mischief, curiosity, and intellect. Orcas mate for life. Orcas have an intimate connection with the Feminine principal of the Universe. A female leads each pod, teaching the young everything they need to know for survival. Should a mother in the pod pass away, the sister, grandmother, or next female in line steps into the role. Orcas are diligent when working within their pod, raising their calves with meticulous care. The Orca pods are interdependent and team oriented. Orcas travel together, hunt together, and play together. Life within the pod is social and friendly.