The actual birth process of baby whales has rarely been witnessed in
the wild. If you were around a whale giving birth, most of the action
occurs underwater so it would be difficult to see even if you were
right beside the animals (and most researchers and whale watch
operators would stay some distance away in that kind of situation).
We do know from dolphins in captivity that most are born tail first
although I know of some headfirst (as well as tail first) births with
orcas (the largest dolphin).
On 6 Dec 2004, at 20:36, Josiane Cabana wrote:
> I would like to know how are baby whales born? Do they are generally
> tail first, or come out head first ?
> Thanks a lot for your answer !
> Josiane Cabana
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