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asked in category: General Last Updated: 18th April, 2020

How do dolphins grow?

Baby dolphins are called calves and may appear paler in color than adult dolphins. Like all mammals, dolphins produce milk for their offspring. It takes between five and ten years for a calf to reach puberty and mate among most dolphin species.

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Just so, how does a dolphin develop?

Dolphins can mate from about 6-8 years of age; this age is where they become an adult. Young dolphins are born after a 12 month pregnancy and most births are in Spring or Autumn. When the calf is born it is about a meter long. A female only has about 8 young over her life time.

Also Know, what is the Dolphins life cycle? Life history cycleBottlenose Dolphin calves are born in the water after a gestation period of one year and suckle for about 18 months. They remain with the mother for about four years. They are a long-lived species, with an extensive life span of up to 45 years.

In respect to this, how long is a dolphin when it is full grown?

There are some dolphins which are only 5 feet long when they are fully grown and others which can reach nearly 30 feet in length.

What are 5 interesting facts about dolphins?

  • Nearly 40 species of dolphins swim the waters of the world.
  • Dolphins are carnivores.
  • Known for their playful behavior, dolphins are highly intelligent.
  • Dolphins are part of the family of whales that includes orcas and pilot whales.
  • Dolphins are very social, living in groups that hunt and even play together.
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