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Did you know that Dolphins...
Unlike any other mammal, dolphin babies are born tail first! Dolphins have very little sense of smell! A mother dolphin will stay with a calf for two to three years! Dolphins, like cows, have two stomachs one for storing food and one for digesting it!



  • Unlike any other mammal, dolphin babies are born tail first.
  • Dolphins have very little sense of smell.
  • A mother dolphin will stay with a calf for two to three years.
  • Dolphins, like cows, have two stomachs one for storing food and one for digesting it.
  • Some dolphins have been known to dive as deep as 1,000 feet.
  • A dolphin's dorsal fin is as distinctive as a person's face.
  • Some dolphin species can swim up to 25 miles an hour for long periods, more than three times faster than the best human swimmers.
  • In the wild, dolphins can live to be 50 years old, although the average age is 17 years.
  • Some dolphins can hold their breath for as long as 30 minutes, while others have to breathe every 20 seconds.
  • Bonds form between individual dolphins that may last a lifetime. They've been observed physically supporting sick or dying pod members.
  • Dolphins can be quite aggressive and even brutal. Dominant members of a pod have been known to abuse weaker members.
  • Thanks to a very sensitive retina that efficiently gathers light, a dolphin can see as well beneath the water as above it.
  • A dolphin's brain, in relation to the size of its body, is larger than the brains of chimpanzees and great apes.
  • An adult dolphin may consume 30 pounds of fish or more in a single day.
  • Dolphins swallow fish whole, despite the 100 teeth in their mouths. The teeth are used to grasp prey.
  • Dolphins can jump as high as 20 feet out of the water.
  • The largest member of the dolphin family is the killer whale, which can grow to 30 feet long.
  • A dolphin's skin is extremely delicate and easily injured by rough surfaces much like human skin.
  • The largest of the freshwater dolphins is the boto, found in the Amazon River. It can grow 10 feet long.



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