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.
It’s #NationalDolphinDay a time to celebrate these amazingly intelligent cetaceans. 🐬— SeaWorld (@SeaWorld) April 14, 2021
We’re proud to care for these wonderful marine animals and the 530+ who have needed SeaWorld’s rescue and rehabilitation support. Learn more about our commitment here: https://t.co/1e7GQxmdGg pic.twitter.com/J09qH5l9dw
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.