Dolphin is a common name of aquatic mammals within the infraorder Cetacea. The term dolphin usually refers to the extant families Delphinidae, Platanistidae, Iniidae, and Pontoporiidae, and the extinct Lipotidae. There are 40 extant species named as dolphins.
Dolphins have 2 stomachs, one is used for storage of food and the other is used for digestion. They dive up to 1,000 feet Dolphins are known to be great divers. Being creatures of the sea, they can dive up to 1,000 feet underwater.
Even though the average lifespan of dolphins is about 17 years, some can even live up to 50 years!
Dolphins help the sick or injured members , these caring creatures are often seen tending to the sick, the old and the injured in their group, which is known as ‘pod’. Extremely intelligent animals, They are not only the friendliest or caring creatures but also the most intelligent ones. It is believed by scientists that comparing the ratio size of brain to body, dolphins take the 2nd place right after the humans!
They give themselves names, it has been proved by scientists that dolphins give themselves names. They develop their own individual whistles and they recognize theirs and other dolphins' names. Dolphins are very friendly to humans and animals.
They love to play with members of their pods and are friendly to even humans. They are often seen playing and teasing other animals living underwater.
Size: L 11cm