Photo from Natura Gig.
WChinner heard "from the grapevine" that one of the dolphins had escaped from the pen by jumping out!
She added "That is why this pen has fences around it now". And a security guard house has also been installed at the pen.
Other recent developments regarding captive dolphins in general include:
This month, there was an outcry against Hong Kong's Ocean Park when it was seen to be attempting to collect wild dolphins from the Solomons. The Park eventually denied any attempt to do so.
Also this month, Hollywood celebrities joined the fight to free whales and dolphins from marine parks.
While last month, an infamous Solomon Islands dolphin trader known as the ‘Darth Vader of dolphins’ says he intends to release the dolphins that he still holds. Chris Porter said he is "beginning to doubt the (educational) value of shows, where animals are forced to perform tricks."
So far, there is no public news on dolphin transfers to Resorts World Sentosa. Whether from the Philippines or Langkawi.
If you know of any information, please do share in the comments to this post. Thank you.
Recent media articles on dolphins and aquariums
- Battle to save wild dolphins from Hong Kong park Simon Parry and Hazel Parry Earth Times 23 Apr 10;
- Ocean Park eyes deal leading to dolphin imports from Solomons Solomon Star 21 Apr 10;
- Celebrities join fight to free whales and dolphins from marine parks Sally Kestin, Sun Sentinel 17 Apr 10;
- ‘Darth Vader of dolphins’ to release 17 bottlenose dolphins Former opponents withhold judgment, Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist 29 Mar 10;
- 18 dolphins from Solomon Islands destined for Singapore are stranded in Subic Tonette Orejas, Philippine Daily Inquirer 5 Feb 10;
- 18 dolphins for Resorts World Sentosa still in the Philippines Leong Wee Keat, Today Online 17 Feb 10;
- Eight more Solomon Islands dolphins flown off to Malaysia Solomon Star 11 Dec 09;
- Solomon Islands Marine Wildlife Park continues dolphin hunt Solomon Star 1 Sep 09;
- More Solomon Island dolphins may head overseas The Solomon Star 25 Aug 09;
- Dying to make us happy: The bloody truth behind the dolphinarium The Independent 11 Oct 09;
- "The Cove" and what Singaporeans can do john lui, The Straits Times 31 Aug 09;
- ‘The Cove’ puts amusement park visitors in bind, park owners on defensive Brian Alexander, msnbc.com 6 Aug 09;