It’s National Dolphin Day! Watch some of the SeaWorld pod play

Check out some fun facts about dolphins

That’s right, annually, on April 14, SeaWorld and other organizations treat their dolphins to a celebration and entertain park guests with fun facts.
That’s right, annually, on April 14, SeaWorld and other organizations treat their dolphins to a celebration and entertain park guests with fun facts.

SAN ANTONIO – Happy National Dolphin Day!

Every year on April 14, SeaWorld and other organizations treat their dolphins to a celebration and entertain park guests with fun facts.

Can’t get enough dolphins?

Check out some fun facts provided by the park:

  • There are approximately 42 species of dolphins, three of which find a home at SeaWorld San Antonio… bottlenose dolphins, Pacific white-sided dolphins, and orcas (yes, orcas are actually the largest species of dolphins!).
  • Dolphins are indeed a type of whale, but not all whales are dolphins.
  • Porpoises and dolphins are a different species of whales. Dolphins have cone-shaped teeth, while porpoises have spade-shaped teeth.
  • Dolphins create a variety of vocalizations such as clicks, whistles and squeals which they use for their well-developed communication and echolocation skills.
  • Dolphins are mammals and possess the five characteristics of mammals… having hair, breathing air, giving live birth, nursing their young —underwater at that— and being warm-blooded.
  • Bottlenose dolphin at SeaWorld’s Discovery Point.

Guests at SeaWorld San Antonio can see bottlenose dolphins at SeaWorld’s Discovery Point, Pacific white-sided dolphins in the Ocean Discovery presentations, and orcas in the Orca Encounter presentation.

You can see some of the park’s pod of dolphins in the video player above.

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Jakob Rodriguez is a digital journalist at KSAT 12. He's a graduate of Texas State University, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the student-run newspaper, The University Star.