Our Dolphin


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Young dolphins form strong bonds with their moms, staying with them for three to five years. They begin to catch their own fish after 6 months, but normally continue to nurse. Mothers do not share their fish.

 

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Dolphins eat between 10 to 30 pounds of fish daily…and not particular as to what kind of fish. Moms with calves eat 50% more because of nursing. Given they have cone shaped teeth, they normally swallow fish whole.

 

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Calves (age 6 months and up) and sub-adults (ages 5 to 11) are very active, social and playful. Calves are often observed leaping playfully with their moms. Sub- adults often leap together in play and socially.