Most people love dolphins and why wouldn’t they, given how intelligent, inquisitive, and playful they are? Those of you who grew up watching Flipper’s adventures would know by now how clever these mammals can be, yet dolphins are so much smarter than most people imagine. Mostly found in shallow seas, dolphins aren’t necessarily picky eaters although their diet consists mainly of fish and squid.
We established what do dolphins eat but what about their habits, behavior, and special abilities? What exactly are the characteristics that make dolphins so amazing among all the other mammals on planet Earth? Join us over the next few minutes as we reveal some pretty interesting facts about some of our planet’s smartest creatures.
9They can live up to 50 years
Because of their playful nature, some people assume that the dolphins they encounter are actually fairly young. As a matter of fact, with dolphins, age has nothing to do with how willing they are to play around and socialize. While the life expectancy of most dolphins depends mainly on the conditions within their habitats, some dolphins can live to be 50 years old. On average, however, dolphins live around 25 years due to a multitude of factors.