Named after one of our members: Pinguinus.
Pingorcas are large, predatory aquatic birds native to the polls of Thanatos.
Pingorcas resemble beaked mosasaurs, with a thin cover of dark feathers. The beak has large, sharp serrations used to rip apart the fish and other animals which live at the poles. Remnants of digits can be seen in the flippers, giving the pingorca the look of a terrifying skeleton.
Pingorcas are 70 feet long, and can weigh as much as 16 tons.
Pingorcas feed on fish and other animals which live in the waters of Thanatonian poles. Juvenile whalshrimp are a favorite. However, the pingorcas sometimes become prey themselves, to the mighty petsuchos.
Unlike other birds, the pingorca gives live birth. The offspring are independent of their mother, meaning that they can fend for themselves from birth. The pingorca is sexually mature at 15-20 years of age, and gestation takes a year and a half. During this time, the female must eat as much food as possible.
The mighty pingorca can live for 88 years.