We have fun facts for kids about dolphins that you can download and print. We bet these interesting facts about dolphins will inform and surprise kids of all ages! These fun facts about dolphins printables are fun to use in the classroom or at home.
Fun Facts About dolphins
How much do you know about dolphins?
- Did you know that dolphins are the only mammals, besides manatees, that spend their entire lives underwater?
- Or that dolphins have signature whistles that they use to communicate with each other?
- Or that the killer whale, or orca, belongs to the oceanic dolphin family?
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There’s so much to learn about dolphins, so we created printable dolphin facts that can be used as dolphin coloring pages for kids and adults.
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10 interesting Dolphin Facts for Kids
- Dolphins are mammals that live in the sea all across the world.
- There are over 40 species of dolphins, the most common are the bottlenose dolphins.
- Dolphins stay close to their mothers for 3 to 8 years before they leave their pack.
- Dolphins have 2 stomachs, one for digestion and the other one for storing food.
- Dolphins are great divers and can dive up to 1,000 feet.
- The smallest dolphin is 3-4 feet long, and the largest is 30 feet!
- Dolphins can live up to 50 years, although their lifespan is about 17 years.
- Dolphins are very careful with other members of the pod and tend to help the sick and the old.
- They are known for being the most intelligent animals.
- It has been proved that dolphins give themselves names by developing their own individual whistles that they and other members can recognize as their own names.
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This fun fact page is sized for standard letter printer paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.
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