SUBJECT : Dolphin 

Dolphin Facts for Kids



How many teeth do dolphins have?

There are dolphins with 8 teeth and there are some with 250. Bottlenose dolphins have 88-100 teeth. They only get one set of teeth for life. Dolphins do not use their teeth to chew their food like you and I do. They use their teeth to catch their food and then they swallow it whole.

Do dolphins drink water?

Dolphins do not drink water like we do because most of the water they swim in is saltwater. Yuck! Instead, dolphins get all of the water they need from the fish they eat. They may choose to eat different types of fish depending on the amount of calories and water they need.

Can dolphins see above the water?

They sure can! Bottle nose dolphins have excellent vision both above and below the water. When dolphins look at objects under the water, they produce and oily substance that covers their eyes to protect them. Dolphins can also see very well at night, just like cats and dogs.

Can dolphins see colors?

Scientists do not think that dolphins can see colors. They believe dolphins see in shades of gray. This would be like watching black and white television.

Do dolphins have hair?

Dolphins are mammals so they must have hair, right? Well, it is true that they are mammals, but dolphins only have hair when they are first born. This hair is found on the top of the rostrum, which is the dolphin’s snout, and falls out within two weeks. Dolphins do not grow any other hair for the rest of their lives.

Are dolphin’s fish?

No. Dolphins are mammals just like you and I. Dolphins breathe air, give birth to live young, nurse their babies with milk.

Source : Kids Dolphin Facts - Dolphins Research Centre .htm