Festa Dolphinarium Varna dolphin death

Following the death of a young dolphin calf, reportedly during a live performance at Festa Varna dolphinarium in Bulgaria earlier this month, DFE member Marine Connection immediately contacted the Mayor requesting he investigate this.

The autopsy showed the young calf to be in good general health but was said to have a ‘brain problem’.  To date, at least 6 other marine mammals have died there, and the tanks clearly are not to standards required to meet international conditions set out for the keeping of dolphins for public display, which raises further concern over the general husbandry and welfare of the five remaining dolphins and two sealions.

Source: Marine Connection