What is the size of a baby whale?

Answer A baby blue whale (the largest type of whale) is, on average, 25 feet long and weighs between 6 tons and 8 tons after coming out of the womb, according to Enchanted Learning. The smallest whale, th... Read More »

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How big are baby whale vertebrae?

The vertebrae of a young whale at birth can easily be the size of an adult hand and can grow to a foot or more in adulthood. Due to the tremendous size variation in whale types, along with rapidity... Read More »

How to Feed a Baby Whale?

Baby whales begin nursing from their mothers several hours after birth and usually continue to nurse for as long as one year. The milk the calf drinks from the mother allows it to develop a layer o... Read More »

How big is a baby whale when it's born?

A baby whale, or calf, will vary in size depending on the species. Killer whales start out at 6.5 to 8 feet and around 400 lbs. The newborn humpback whale averages 14 feet and 2.5 tons. The blue wh... Read More »

Is a baby whale called a calf?

A baby whale is, indeed, called a calf. Whale calves usually emerge tail-first after a 17-month gestation period and begin nursing within hours of birth. They nurse for a few seconds at a time, fee... Read More »