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River Dolphin, 12-04-2008

River Dolphin, 12-04-2008
Johnny, 24 Dec 2009
    • Arizona Docent
      I didn't know there were any river dolphins in captivity. Very cool!
    • lintworm
      This is the very last one in Duisburg and he is already quite old. There is in Venezuela a aquarium with this animals(Valencia).
    • Cat-Man
      Does the enclosure feature a place where the Dolphins can rest?
    • Animal
      How do you imagine a place that is designed for a dolphin to rest?
    • Cat-Man
      A shallow bank, like in the wild? I heard that when they were kept in 'traditional' dolphins pools (bathtubs, as some people called them) the dolphins often slowly died of sleep deprivation, as they don't sleep in the same way that marine dolphins do
    • Animal
      This must be one of the oldest river-dolphins ever, so I guess he manages.
    • Cat-Man
      I'll take that as a no. Shame really.
    • Animal
      There might be one, I am not sure. But in the old pool certainly not.
    • zooman
      I think there is a fair amount of off exhibit area that may contain a rest area.
    • Cat-Man
      Thankyou for the info! Hopefully Duisburg will be able to source replacements for this magnificent beast when he passes, even though it seems unlikely.
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