We are aware of five species of cetaceans held captive in the European Union (alphabetical by scientific name, photographic examples given below);
(NOTE: The beluga and Amazonian river dolphin are only held at one facility. Orca are held at two, whilst Harbour porpoise are held in at least three. Bottlenose dolphins are held at the most facilities and also have the highest number of individuals). In 2011 (the last official census data) there were over 300 cetaceans held in captivity.
Delphinapterus leucas (beluga, white whale)
Inia geoffrensis (Amazonian river dolphin)
Orcinus orca (orca, killer whale)
Phocaena phocaena (harbour porpoise)
Tursiops truncatus (bottlenose dolphin)