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  1. Ocean Park in dolphin debate

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff writer Ocean Park wants to buy about 30 bottlenose dolphins from the Solomon Islands. But no one knows how many of these dolphins there are in the wild. If numbers are low, it could be dangerous to take 30. So Ocean Park says it will give the Solomon Islands' government money to study how many dolphins there are in its waters. If there are enough dolphins, the government says ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Protesters demand Ocean Park puts an end to dolphin shows

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Call for dolphin dignity Two protest groups gathered outside Ocean Park yesterday to support the protection of dolphins and call on the park to let the mammals ... within a few years. An Ocean Park spokeswoman said dolphins and other marine mammals played a key role in the education about and conservation of their species. "While we and the protest ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Ocean Park urged to disclose dolphin deaths after 'attempted suicide' video

    Posted May 30th 2013, 10:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ocean Park should strive to increase transparency regarding the conditions of captive dolphins at the park, said a leading marine conservationist. “Bottlenose dolphins have a lifespan of about 40 to 50 years, and the park is often proud to say some of their dolphins can live up to this long," Samuel Hung Ka-yiu, chairman of the Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society, said ...

  4. Ocean Park's water babies

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ocean Park visitors who love 'water babies' are having a great 2011. Earlier this summer, two female sea lion cubs were born. Meanwhile in March, a bottlenose dolphin called ... will continue to drink her milk for the next two or three years. In four months time, another bottlenose dolphin called Gina is due to give birth to a calf. Five facts to know about DOLPHINS 1 Dolphins ...

  5. White dolphin found on a beach was 'murdered', say Lamma locals

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A Chinese white dolphin was found dead on a rocky beach on northern Lamma Island yesterday, a rope knotted around its tail. Some residents of the island, who were clearly distraught, said the dolphin had been 'murdered'. The dolphin was spotted yesterday afternoon by residents as they walked near Pak Kok on the northern part of Lamma Island. It was lying ...

  6. Dolphins at Ocean Park 'should be set free'

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Ocean Park should take a lead in ending the practice of keeping dolphins in theme parks, a renowned conservationist said yesterday. At a forum attended by Allan ... O'Barry, who featured in the Oscar-winning documentary film The Cove about brutal dolphin hunts in Japan, said the education value of keeping dolphins in theme parks was questionable and that Ocean ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Ocean Park gets all-clear on 'suicidal' dolphin

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... The police have closed their file on alleged mistreatment of an Ocean Park dolphin after government vets found no evidence of wrongdoing, the theme park says. There was a public outcry ... that there was no abnormality seen in any of the dolphins, including Pinky," Ocean Park said in a three-page statement released yesterday. Civic Party lawmaker Claudia Mo Man-ching had asked the police to check ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Dolphins too stupid for suicide, says Ocean Park vet

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Ocean Park vet dismisses claim that Pinky the bottlenose tried to kill itself. Activist disagrees Dolphins 'too stupid for suicide' Ocean Park yesterday countered claims that a dolphin had tried to kill itself by saying the species was not "intelligent enough" to commit suicide. However, one marine conservationist said the remark ...

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    Ocean Park launches backstage tours

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei Wei.lo@scmp.com Baby dolphin on show for first time as Easter visitors get chance to go behind the scenes Ocean Park launches backstage tours Cleo the baby bottle-nose dolphin ... of the park's dolphins who need their teeth brushed or a little time out. The tours were announced as the government's Commerce and Economic Development Bureau revealed figures showing Ocean ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Ocean Park chief Allan Zeman rejects claims its dolphins are overworked

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Chief Allan Zeman says shows would not be run if mammals are stressed; they don't work like humans Ocean Park rejects claims dolphins are overworked Ocean Park has dismissed claims that its dolphins are being overworked and used as a tool to lure more visitors, adding that human work concepts are not applicable to the sea mammals. Chairman ...




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