Dolphin Facts For Kids Ages 6-8
In the Clouducated Kids Nonfiction Book, Dolphin Facts For Kids, you will learn many interesting facts about dolphins.
- Dolphins are intelligent: Dolphins are playful and intelligent mammals. They are known for their ability to leap high into the air and do somersaults. Dolphins live in the oceans around the world. Although most dolphins live in saltwater habitats, river dolphins live in freshwater.
- Dolphins take care of each other: Dolphins spend most of their time getting together with other dolphins. They live together in groups called pods. Members of the pod take care of each other. They work together to make sure that everyone is safe.
- Mother dolphins join a nursery pod: A pregnant dolphin may return to her mother’s pod to give birth. Female dolphins bond with each other and form nursery pods. They help each other raise the baby dolphins, called calves.
- Growing dolphins join a juvenile pod: Male dolphins are called bulls and female dolphins are called cows. They both leave the nursery pods to live in juvenile pods where they socialize and play together. They often return to swim with their mothers.
- Dolphin mates don’t stay together: As dolphins grow and mature, they begin to mate. The female dolphins get pregnant and leave the pod to go to a nursery pod. Male and female dolphins do not stay together after they mate.
- Female dolphins give birth: The group of females in a nursery pod finds a nice shallow area where the pregnant dolphin can give birth. Dolphins usually give birth to a single calf. The mother dolphin helps the calf to the surface to take its first breath of air.
- Calves depend on their mothers: The dolphin calf depends on its mother to take care of it. The mother is very protective of her calf and keeps a close eye on it. They are affectionate with each other and rub up against each other. The other females in the pod, called aunties, help the mother take care of her calf.
In Dolphin Facts For Kids you will learn:
- Are Dolphins Warm-Blooded Mammals?
- Do Dolphins Have Bones?
- Are There Different Kinds Of Dolphins?
- Are Dolphins Whales?
- Are Killer Whales Dolphins?
- What Color Are Dolphins?
- What Are Dolphin Groups Called?
- How Do Dolphins Breathe?
- How Do Dolphins Sleep Underwater?
- Do Dolphins Have Senses?
- What Are Dolphin Babies Called?
- What Do Dolphins Like To Eat?