Wild Safari® Sea Life

Dolphin Calf

No. 275429

by Safari Ltd
  • Because they are mammals, Dolphin Calves are born live after a twelve-month gestation. Newborns weigh about 40 pounds, and they remain with their mothers for 18 months after birth. Playfulness is a notable characteristic even for the young.
  • Scientific Name: Tursiops truncates
  • Characteristics: With its lifelike eyes and playful, twisting body, this Dolphin Calf looks ready to glide through the water. Realism is evident in attention to detail, such as its anterior dorsal fin and curved nose.
  • Size and Color: Mimicking the real thing, this Dolphin Calf is grey on the top and sides with a white underbelly. Measuring 3 ½ inches long, it’s about the length of a computer mouse.
  • The Dolphin Calf is part of the Wild Safari® Sea Life collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History

    Along with whales, sea lions, and a few others, Dolphins are mammals that inhabit the sea, meaning they breathe air and give birth to live young and feed them milk, all while living in the ocean. This is one of the reasons scientists are so sure Dolphins and other marine mammals have a terrestrial ancestor. Additional evidence, in the form of rod-shaped pelvic bones, suggests that dolphin ancestors had hind legs. Finally, DNA mapping has revealed the dolphins are closely related to pigs, which doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering the closest living relative of a whale is probably a hippopotamus.

    • Recommended Age: 3
    • Size in cm: 8 L x 3 W x 2.5 H
    • Size in inches: 3.15 L x 1.18 W x 0.98 H
    • UPC: 095866275402
    Dolphin babies are born tail first, and will nurse as long as 4 years. Long-term bonding is vital for learning feeding techniques and social interaction.