European Facilities

As of 2018, the following 14 European Union countries keep cetaceans.  Within them, there are 33 facilities, with Spain having 12 of those.

As of 2018, 14 countries, with 33 facilities keep cetaceans in captivity in Europe. Numbers on flags indicate how many facilities in that country.

Should you know of any updates, please contact us so we can keep this list current.  We recommend that you check out CetaBase.org a non-profit organisation which documents captive cetaceans, worldwide.  They have a specific section for European Union countries, with links to each facility and details about the number of individuals held at each location.

DFE is aware of the following facilities:

Acquario di Genova, ITALY
Aqualand Costa Adeje, SPAIN
Aquopolis Vilaseca, SPAIN
Attica Zoological Park, GREECE
Boudewijn Seapark, BELGIUM
Delfinariu Constanta, ROMANIA
Dolfinarium Harderwijk, THE NETHERLANDS
Ecomare, THE NETHERLANDS
Festa Dolphinarium Varna, BULGARIA
Fjord & Bælt Center, DENMARK
Jardim Zoológico de Lisboa, PORTUGAL
Kolmården Zoo, SWEDEN
Lithuania Sea Museum, LITHUANIA
L’Oceanogràfic, SPAIN
Loro Parque, SPAIN
Mediterraneo Marine Park, MALTA
Marineland Antibes, FRANCE
Marineland Cataluña, SPAIN
Marineland Mallorca, SPAIN
Mundomar Benidorm, SPAIN
Oltremare, ITALY
Palmitos Park, SPAIN
Parc Astérix, FRANCE
Planète Sauvage, FRANCE
Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park, SPAIN
Sea Mammal Research Company, THE NETHERLANDS
Selwo Marina, SPAIN
Tiergarten der Stadt Nürnberg, GERMANY
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid, SPAIN
Zoo de Barcelona. SPAIN
Zoo Duisburg, GERMANY
Zoomarine Italy, ITALY
Zoomarine Portugal, PORTUGAL

Data, from the 2011 EU ZOO INQUIRY DOLPHINARIA report, shows the distribution of these facilities;

Map provided by EU ZOO INQUIRE DOLPHINARIA report.