27 January 2009

Whale 'kisses': another aquarium stunt

This is hardly natural, and I don't see how it is educational. Do aquariums need to make their captive animals perform tricks to attract visitors?
Tourists take photos of an underwater performance of two divers and two belugas at Harbin Polarland in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on Friday, January 23, 2009. The performance, christened "The Heart of the Ocean", is being staged to help celebrate the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year, or the Year of Ox, which falls on January 26. [Photo: Xinhuanet]

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