Range Map of Humpback Whale

Humpback Whale Range Map
Humpback Whale Mom and Baby

Quick Facts

Type: Mammal

Diet: Omnivore

Average life span in the wild: 50 years

Size: 48 to 62.5 ft

Weight: 40 tons

Whale Jokes

Q. What do whales eat?

A. Fish and ships.

Q. What do whales like to chew?

A. Blubber gum!

Humpback Whale

Whale Scale

Humpback Whale Size
Humpback Whale

Humpback Whale

    • Belong to the same family as the blue whale, fin whale, Bryde’s whale, sei whale and minke whale.


    • Females are bigger than the males


    • Can eat up to 1.5 tons of food a day


    • Sing, and their songs are complex with each population singing its own unique song


    • Mothers and their young swim close together, often touching one another with their flippers with what appear to be gestures of affection


    • Females nurse their calves for almost a year, though it takes far longer than that for a humpback whale to reach full adulthood


    • Calves do not stop growing until they are ten years old.


    • Regularly leap from the water, landing with a tremendous splash


  • Are generally dark grey or black color with white patches on their stomach and knobs (known as tubercles) covering their head