Aquarium dolphin makes a run for it

Monday, July 12, 2010

Shocking video has emerged of the moment an aquarium dolphin leapt out of its tank in a seemingly desperate attempt to escape captivity.

The dolphin, from the Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa, Japan, made the dive onto the floor outside its tank during a performance show, the Daily Mail reports.

A US tourist captured the moment on camera and the footage shows aquarium staff rushing to wrap Kuru in a mat before lifting it back into the water with a crane.
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5 comentarii:

Anonymous said...

Thats very sad. Years of being held captive, trained and forced to perform....pity life for any living being.

Anonymous said...

Looks more like a suicide attempt (like beaching) than an escape attempt to me.

Anonymous said...

It was sooo unexpected to hear a woman say: "Herre Gud" = "Oh, my God" in swedish just after the dolphin escaped from the bowl. What are the odds for that?

Never the less, it would be more civilized to can those dolphins as "tuna" instead of holding them locked up like that.

So everybody, go download The Cove now as teh g00d jolly pir4tes I kn0w U 4re. :D

Anonymous said...

People should stop going to these shows. When theres audience, they capture more. Its more beautiful and totally worthwhile to see them in natural habitat than watch them doing stupid charaded acrobatics in such small pools.

Anonymous said...

Wasnt there a documentary about a dolphin who was held captive in a tiny pool and after the shows stopped running permanently they just abondaned him. When the rescue came the dolphin was found in a very depressed state, did not eat and did not cooperate with the rescue to put him back to sea. He just swam in circles for days.

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