Baby Leila

We always call the youngest of the Bottlenose Dolphins Baby Leila.

Dolphin mothers are very caring and take great care of the agile little ones, because they love to dash through the waves and always make a small jump when they surface. Sometimes they forget that their strength is limited. The young dolphins enjoy exploring, swimming under the boat and looking curiously through the underwater windows.

Whales are born with the tail fluke first.

After a gestation period of approximately 12 months, Bottlenose Dolphin babies are born. Like all whales, also Bottlenose Dolphins are born with the tail fluke first in order not to drown. For breathing, the mother pushes them to the water surface directly after birth. At birth, the babies are about one meter long and weigh between 15 and 30 kilograms. They are suckled by their mother for at least one year, although the animals cannot really suckle because they do not have lips - the milk is rather injected into their mouth.