Celebrated on April 14th

National Dolphin Day

+ National Dolphin Day

Challenge #1

Can you draw and name your dolphin?

Did you know: It has been proven by scientists that dolphins give themselves names. They develop their own individual whistles and they recognize theirs and other dolphins' names. They sleep with only half their brain When they are asleep, one part of their brain remains alert and awake. This keeps them safe from potential predators, and enables them to breathe while sleeping.

Source: Aquaworld

Challenge #2

Can you draw a dolphin as a land animal?

Did you know: It has been researched that dolphins are "re-entrants" and actually lived on land before adapting to the water. When studying their fins, scientists have found that they are actually formed like legs and toes. So maybe our closest sea friends were wolf-like land animals once.

Source: the dodo

Challenge #3

Can you draw A dolphin riding a wave or jumping in the air?

Did you know: Dolphins enjoy catching and surfing waves like humans do. Scientists have not yet understood why dolphins jump out of the water - some of them leap over 20 feet in the air.

Source: Surfer Today