Dolphin Facts – Fascinating Facts About Dolphins

Amazing Dolphin Facts for Kids

Dolphins like bat use echolocation to navigate and hunt, bouncing high pitched sounds off of objects, and listening for the echoes.

Dolphins are carnivores, i.e. they are meat eaters.

Dolphins are very intelligent compared to other animals.

The Killer Whale or the Orca is actually a type of dolphin and not a whale.

Weird but female dolphins are called cows, males as bulls and the young dolphins as calves.

Dolphins are social animals and live in schools also called as pods of up to 12 individuals.

Dolphins breathe through the blowholes that are on top of their head.

Dolphins communicate with their peers using whistles, clicking and by other sounds.

Bottlenose dolphins are the most common and well known type of dolphin.

There are 43 species of dolphins, 38 of them are marine and 5 are river.