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Delfinarium 011219

Delfinarium 011219
gulogulogulo, 12 Dec 2019
    • DelacoursLangur
      I saw people were very critical of this exhibit, Is there something I am missing that makes it so bad? Dont get me wrong It doesnt look fantastic, but it looks about the standard size for a dolphin tank, perhaps on the small side. Unusually it does have some underwater topography rather than a bare tank... Is it much smaller than it looks on camera?
    • FunkyGibbon
      @DelacoursLangur I feel it is yeah. If there was a dolphin at the front of the tank I think it would look a bit smaller.
      Another take is that there are so few mainstream zoos with dolphins now; a 'standard' tank really doesn't cut it. In some ways Duisburg isn't being compared to dolphinariums, it's being compared with Nurnberg and Harderwijk and that's a tough gig.
    • birdsandbats
      Is this where Baby lives? If it is it's worth noting that river dolphins don't need nearly as much space as ocean dolphins.
    • DelacoursLangur
      @birdsandbats I have long felt that river dolphins should be promoted in zoological institutions. Threatened in the wild and much better adapted to shallow environments.

      Not that I have a problem with bottlenose, they are just so common that I think space could be better used.
    • DelacoursLangur
      @FunkyGibbon All true, I guess I have lower standards considering all the tacky dolphin tanks in the US... Could be a lot worse but definitely on the small side, much better than there elephant exhibit however IMO.
    • FunkyGibbon
      @DelacoursLangur Very, very hard to compare such difference species, but in my opinion the two exhibits are equally disappointing in terms of not meeting what I would consider to be reasonable standards.
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