Baby dolphins, or calves, are born after gestation periods of up to 12 months in the mother's womb. Calves begin swimming in the mother's womb as early as 9 weeks into the pregnancy. When baby dolphins are born, they com... More »

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 » Pets & Animals Mammals Marine Mammals

As mammals, baby dolphins survive on milk for the first few years of life, although they may learn to catch fish at only a few months of age. Over time, dolphins depend less on milk and more on fish and squid. More »

Blue whale calves are born after gestation periods of 10 to 12 months. They nurse for 6 to 7 months, and the total calving period is 2 to 3 years. Blue whales reach sexual maturity at 5 to 15 years of age. The exact life... More »

Baby dolphins, or calves, are approximately 3.8 feet long and weigh around 40 pounds. Baby dolphins gestate for a period between 9 and 17 months, depending on the species. Calves are born live in shallow water and quickl... More »

Dolphins give birth to live calves while staying in relatively shallow waters. Normal delivery results in a calves being born tail (or fluke) first. More »

Dolphins are very smart and playful animals. Although they live in the water, dolphins are mammals just like humans and need air to breathe, which they do out of a blowhole on the top of their heads. In fact, dolphins ca... More » Pets & Animals Marine Life