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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Animal Report

Animal Report

Hector’s Dolphin

Hector’s Dolphin is an animal, it is in the mammal family. It is a sea creature.
It looks like a dolphin and quite small.Hector’s Dolphin grows up to 1.5 metres in size. Hector’s dolphin is one of the most endangered dolphin in the world and in New Zealand. Maui Dolphin is another species of Dolphin and is also an endangered dolphin in the world. Hector’s dolphin is one of the smallest dolphins. Hector’s dolphin weighs 40-60 kilograms in total. At birth, Hector’s dolphin calves have a total length of 60–80 cm and weigh 8–10 kg. When Hector’s Dolphins are born they are the same colour as the adults.

Maui Dolphin is only found on the west coast on the north island of New Zealand.
They eat fish and small animals like fish.

The dolphins can jump out of the water and do tricks and lots more things like swim very fast without getting tired for a long time.

1 comment:

Tsana Plessius said...

Hi Robin,
You have included a lot of facts and statistics in your animal report. The dolphins do not grow very much from birth, do they?! Only about 60-90cm.
You have said in your report that both Hector's dolphin and the Maui dolphin are endangered. Did you know, they believe there are only about 55 Maui dolphin left alive, and that if we do nothing to change our ways and to save them, they will be gone in about 30 years time? What could you do to help them?
Love Mama

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