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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 part from their pod mates to deliver their offspr...


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, which means baby dolphins can be born in any season.


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 usually stays with its mother for three to six years...


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.


According to the Institute for Marine Mammal studies, dolphins can generally hold their breath for as long as 10 minutes. They normally breathe about four to five times per minute.


Dolphins do not breathe underwater. Before they dive, they take a big breath. They hold it while they are underwater.


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 come out of the mother's womb tail first and immediat...