A baby dolphin is called a "pup" or a "calf." Female dolphins are pregnant for 12 months, and baby dolphins are born tail-first so that they don't drown while coming through the birth canal. Dolphins breed year-round, wh... More »

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Baby dolphins are called calves. Female dolphins are called cows, and males are called bulls. A group of dolphins is called a herd, pod or school. A mother dolphin forms a strong bond with its calf, and a dolphin calf us... More »

Dolphins generally give birth to just one baby at a time, which is referred to as a calf. Unlike many animals, dolphins rarely have multiple births. After enduring a gestation period of 9 to 17 months, expectant dolphins... More »

Dolphins are types of cetacean mammals that are closely related to porpoises and whales. They range in size from 4 feet to 30 feet and weigh up to 10 tons. Dolphins have a single blowhole, cone-shaped teeth and a pronoun... More »

A dolphin's fluke is a paired, triangular structure at the end of the dolphin's tail. It is the main means of propelling the animal forward, while other fins are used for steering. More »

Most species of dolphin thrive in temperate and tropical salt water around the world, though some species, such as the rapidly disappearing river dolphins, live in fresh water. Most saltwater dolphins stay in shallow are... More »

As of 2015, scientists disagree on an exact count due to differences in classification, but most sources agree there are over 30 different species of dolphin. Most of the species recorded belong to the group, Delphinidae... More »

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