Conservation & facts
Creating a home away from home
The well-being and the appropriate attention of the dolphins under our care is our absolute priority. Through our research efforts, Dolphinaris has created an artificial insemination program and achieved the successful reproduction and birth of dolphin species.
Dolphinaris has established the first dolphin genetic bank in Mexico. In its initial phase, the bank will focus uniquely on semen, and in the future will expand to embryos and other genetic specimens.
The Dolphinaris reproduction program is the only one that truly demonstrates sustainability, by maintaining a responsible balance between the number of dolphins under our care and the capacity of our facilities.
The collection of Dolphinaris parks and showcasing facilities that are unrivaled in the industry, make us today the best of dolphinariums in the world.
How much do dolphins measure?
They can grow up to three meters and weigh up to 300 kilograms; but a normal average is 2 meters long and 200 pounds.
Why do dolphins have only one row of teeth and not many (7) as sharks?
Sharks are more generalized predators and attack any marine species, which require their teeth are always sharp, you can take off or cut pieces of meat bones. Dolphins, only use the teeth to hold prey to swallow them whole. They never tear or chew their prey.
How long can dolphins stay out of the water?
It is estimated that can hold up to 48 hours out of your room as long as they are kept well hydrated and regulating its temperature.
Can dolphins see colors?
Dolphins have the structure in the eye to see color but it is believed that only see in grayscale. This is because white light that is absorbed by the water, not allowing the true colors of things are revealed. Furthermore, dolphins, really do not require sight to recognize objects or placed in their environment as they use sonar as the primary means of viewing.
How many species of dolphins are there?
Is the dolphin fish the same as the bottlenose dolphin?
No. As the name implies, this is a fish and dolphins are marine mammals.
How many kidneys do dolphins have?
They have 2 kidneys, like all mammals, but are more specialized kidneys.
What are mammals?
Mammals are all animals that differ in shape in the womb of the mother, breathing air, born with hair and nurse their young
What is a whale?
It is a marine mammal that depends entirely on the waterways for their livelihood and understand the true whales and dolphins all.
What is the difference between the pectoral fins and dorsal fin?
- The pectoral fins are “steering” function, this gives them the ability to give direction while swimming. Are structures that have a similarity with human arms, and which are formed in the same manner.
- The dorsal fin is like the keel of the boat, so it gives stability during swimming and unlike the pectoral fins, it does not have any bone structure but fibrous connective tissue that gives shape and firmness.
How many offspring can they have at birth?
A rearing. Although it has been known for twinning, these have not been successful.
How long is the gestation period?
One year, to be exact 365 plus or minus 15 days.
How often can dolphins have a baby?
The calving interval is 3-4 years longer than the average brood care lasts from 1 to 1.5 years, plus a year of gestation.
How long is lactation breeding?
Between 18 and 24 months, although breeding begins to play and try the fish at 6 months of age.
At what time do dolphins mate?
Dolphins can breed at any time of year, but there are two busiest seasons in the year that occur during spring and autumn.
Is the dolphin a monogamous specie?
No. of dolphins usually consist of 2 or more adult males and 40 females.
How do they reproduce?
The position is ventral copulation. This is belly to belly.
Do dolphins get tired or “bored” because of the activities they do in the dolphinarium?
Physical activity engaged in programs is much smaller than a dolphin takes in wildlife, so that does not deplete them. The interaction we have with people are encouraged and rewarded with many caresses, toys plus fish, so they mean a pleasurable activity; it always varies and enriched through different resources.
Do dolphins bite?
They can do it. In fact this is a form of communication and interaction between them as they lack arms and hands, just have the mouth and teeth to hold and play with things.
Do dolphins have spittle?
Yes, like other mammals, have four salivary glands.
Why do dolphins hit their tail in the water?
It is a form of communication between them while the rest of the group announces the presence of food in an area, it is used to stun fish, it can also show annoyance or anger.
Why do dolphins jump out of the water when they swim fast?
They do much to breathe while moving, to observe the world around them out of the water.
How high can dolphins jump?
This depends a lot of depth, but in general terms of 4-5 meters.
What is the maximum speed reached by dolphins?
40 km / h or 25 m / h
Which is the dominant animal in dolphins?
Always the dominant male of the herd. Only in the absence of adult males, females take the lead group, but as a male dolphin reaches sexual maturity, making the group’s leadership.
What distance range can the sight of a dolphin cover?
In clear water, about 200 meters.
How long is the range of echolocation?
Approximately half a mile
Can you free dolphins after they have lived under human care?
It is not significant. If released would be very vulnerable and they should find an appropriate group socially and achieve successful adaptation in every way. They are accustomed to eating fish that are of the people and live with it, and this interaction would seek constantly putting themselves at risk. The limited success of these actions was evident in the release of Keiko (Willy).
Do dolphins feel when they are touched?
Yes. The dolphins are animals that have highly developed sense of touch and use it as part of their communication system; so we can see them intimately swim among them, always keeping in touch with their bodies. Our coaches, we take this and encourage them to touch.
Do dolphins have their own language?
No it can be properly called language, since this includes syntax and articulation of words, but the Dolphins use a variety of sounds to communicate.
How long can dolphins hold their breath?
In some cases they can do up to 12 minutes. The normal range is up to 3 breaths per minute.
How deep can dolphins dive?
Some specimens of bottlenose have been trained to reach depths of up to 500 meters (1,500 feet); however, some anglers have reported seeing dolphins diving to 600 meters deep (1,800 feet).
What is the longevity of dolphins?
In wildlife is estimated to reach between 30 and 40 years. In captivity, there is still no reliable record; however, a copy of which reached 52 years of age is reported.
How much do they eat per day?
This depends on the species, but an overall average is 8 to 16 kilos per day. Other factors affecting this are the development stage, the water temperature and the nutritional content of the fish.
Why does Dolphinaris feed dolphins with 4 different species of fish?
Due to the different nutritional contents of each species, we provide a balanced mixing, diet according to your requirements.
Does it affect dolphins to eat frozen fish?
Our food preparation areas adhere to the most strict hygiene requirements. At Dolphinaris we do not provide frozen fish, we provide the fish cool enough to minimize the possibility of offering unsafe or contaminated fish.
Why complement the dolphin feeding with vitamins?
Vitamins are highly sensitive to low temperatures, so to compensate for frozen fish that had been lost, we added to the diet.
Why do you offer several portions in their food?
In the wild dolphins use 30% of their time feeding. We try to keep that natural behavior in them in this way.
Do dolphins recognize fish flavor ?
Although taste buds have not been able to prove that they do; is thought to recognize the fish for their texture and the amount of fat they possess.
Why is broken, cut or wounded fish should not be used as food for dolphins?
Because the fish is an excellent source of nutrients for the bacteria also. It is to avoid this whenever possible.
Is the digestive system of the dolphins the same as humans?
No. The dolphin has three stomach compartments. The former is used for storage, the second digested fish and the third produces mucus that surrounds the food bolus covering any spine or scale that could not have been digested, so it prevents the intestine from damage.
Education and Research
We must emphasize that the pool is 100% equipped for dolphins and all the achievements that have been achieved through this.
People used to care for the dolphins.
Care Supply, analysis etc.
Lifetimes of a dolphin in captivity.
Relationship coach and dolphin.
Donations to the foundation business bay.
Create a video where they explain all these things and more that may give the impression that your company is committed to the preservation and salvation of the dolphins which is planned before each activity performed with guests.