Facts about Dolphins Lifespan
Dolphins are very similar to humans, in the sense of intelligence and also, lifespan. They tend to live much longer than you can imagine. Females live longer than male dolphins. It is observed that some dolphins to have lived for more than 60 year.
In fact, mothers’ perform the necessary task of training their children for living such a longer life, by teaching them to prey, hunt, avoid dangers, not forgetting their homes and so on. Read more about baby dolphin fun facts here.
The age of dolphin can be estimated by looking closely at a cross-section of a tooth. Dolphins only have one set of teeth and their teeth continue to grow a little bit each year. Like the growth rings in trees, dolphin teeth have annual layers that can be counted to estimate the dolphin’s age. Source: uk.whales.org
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