Dolphins Facts for Kids – 5 Dazzling Facts about Dolphins

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Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

Dolphins Facts for Kids: Dolphins are really cute and lovable they can also hold jump out of water to play with us what else do you know about dolphins? Here are five dazzling facts about dolphins.

Dolphins Facts for Kids Fact Number 1: They Can Live Up to Seventy Years

Dolphins look really young and happy, not a wrinkle in sight, but did you know that depending on the species of dolphin they can live up to seventy years old! They are very good at hunting and surviving, but living in captivity can shorten their lifespan.

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Two dolphins with their heads up waiting for food

Dolphins Facts for Kids Fact Number 2: Their Sense of Hearing

Bet you haven’t seen a dolphin’s ears either! Well even though we can’t see them very well, hearing dolphins is ten times better than ours! They can also move their eyes separately from each other so they can see danger and the escape route all at once!

Dolphins Facts for Kids Fact Number 3: They Can Hold Their Breath for a Really Long Time

Even more of their skills are amazing, for example they can hold their breath for up to half an hour! Don’t try that at home! They can also swim around 25 miles per hour if they want to, but one thing they aren’t great at is smelling, they haven’t got a very good sense of smell at all!

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Dolphins are swimming underwater

Dolphins Facts for Kids Fact Number 4: Sleeping Habits

We dream when we sleep so our brain mustn’t be fully asleep and turned-off when we go to bed, but Dolphins take it to a whole new level, instead of sleeping for a few hours or all night, they let one half of their brain sleep for around 15-20 minutes and then swap! This means they will never drown while sleeping and are always on the lookout for predators!

Dolphins Facts for Kids Fact Number 5: They are Smart and Kind

Dolphins are very smart and that usually comes along with kindness. Dolphins will help other dolphins when they are hurt and need help, but they have also been seen helping whales and even humans!

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Close-up shot of dolphins in an aquarium

We hope you enjoyed learning more things about dolphins as much as we loved teaching you about them. Now that you know how majestic these animals are, you can move on to learn about other ones like: Octopuses, Seals, Weasels, Dolphins, Kangaroos, Reindeer, Leopards and Jaguars, Rabbits and Flamingos

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