Who doesn't love dolphins? These delightful sea creatures endear themselves to children and adults alike, and are reputedly very intelligent and keen to make friends! We have some fun printable activities, lots of lovely colouring pages and a collection of worksheets too.
- There are 36 species of dolphins in the world: 32 live in the sea and 4 in rivers.
- Dolphins live and travel in "pods" (more properly known as "herds" or "schools") ranging in number from 2 to several hundred.
- Are dolphins really smart? It's hard to know for sure or to prove it either way! Certainly the dolphin brain is much larger than the human brain.
- Dolphins communicate with each other through whistles and appear to have friendships and social bonds within and across pods. A dolphin in distress will send out a particular whistle which is usually answered quickly by the other dolphins in its pod.