Get to know our dolphin calves

Dolphin Island at Resorts World Sentosa welcomed four dolphin calves between December 2014 and January 2016.

These incredibly smart calves love to learn new things and they learn really fast. And being the curious creatures that they are, the calves often spy hop (project their head out of the water vertically) to check what people are doing on land, and sometimes follow them around, especially their trainers.

In case you’re wondering, Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin calves are usually born tail-first into the water after a gestation period of about 12 months. They nurse for approximately 18 months, and will reach sexual maturity between the ages of 8 and 10. When fully grown, these dolphins may reach 2.3 meters long and weigh between 90 and 130 kilograms.

Here are more information on the dolphin calves to help you get to know them better, starting with the eldest.

Dolphin Isabelle

Isabelle
Born: 17 December 2014
Current age: 1 year 5 months
Gender: Female
Current length: 159 cm
Current weight: 56 kg
Physical traits: big soulful eyes
Personality: Intelligent, curious, focused

Dolphin Chaska

Chaska
Born: 7 October 2015
Current age: 7 months
Gender: Male
Current length: 147 cm
Current weight: 40 kg
Physical traits: Pink belly, long rostrum
Personality: Enjoys being touched, curious

Dolphin Ella

Ella
Born: 18 October 2015
Current age: 7 months
Gender: Female
Current length: approximately 135 cm
Current weight: 24 kg
Physical traits: Small head, tapered shark-like dorsal fin
Personality: Patient, seems to enjoy sliding onto the platform with her tail curved upwards.

Dolphin Kundali

Kundali
Born: 31 January 2016
Current age: 4 months
Gender: Female
Current length: Unavailable
Current weight: Unavailable
Physical traits: dorsal fin that looks just like her mother’s
Personality: independent

To learn more about dolphins and interact with them, check out our Dolphin Interaction Programmes.

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