Whale Facts for Kids Video

                                                        Whale Facts

Whales are the most mysterious animals of the earth. There are total 78 known species of whales. They are mammals. They breathe air like humans so they need to reach the surface of the water as they cannot breathe underwater. They breathe by using a blow hole on the top of their head. There are two different types of whales: – Baleen Whales and Toothed Whales.

Quick Facts: –

  • A baby whale is known as a calf. Mother whales form a group to look after calves and feed together.
  • Scientist can tell the age of a whale by looking at its wax plug.
  • These incredible creatures love to sing. They generally use their song to call mates or just for fun.
  • They make navigation mistakes during migrations.
  • Whales are extremely intelligent and social animals. They generally live in close knit family structures.
  • Some whales can stay underwater for as long as 90 minutes.
  • Only half of their brain sleeps at once. They need to stay conscious to keep taking the air in.
  • Baleen whales take their food from krill and plankton. Toothed whales generally feed up on various kinds of fishes like: – Tuna, Cod and Salmon.
  • The blue whale is the largest animal ever to have lived on earth.
  • A Cuvier’s beaked whale has been recorded as the deepest diver.
  • The sperm whale is known to have the biggest brain. They are also the loudest whales.
  • The bowhead whale has the thickest blubber and longest baleen.