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Dolphin in captivity

The authorities in Attica, the Greek region that encompasses the city of Athens, have taken away licences for the marine mammal (dolphin) facility at Attica Zoological Park.

The move follows pressure from scientists, activists and members of the public.

Recently, vets conducting inspections dismissed the Zoo’s claims that its dolphin performances were educational programmes not entertainment shows and requested that they be halted because the shows broke regulations in the region.

The region of Attica authorities have now ordered the marine mammal operations at the park be suspended.

Find out more about WDC’s work to end captivity including the creation of open sea sanctuaries HERE.

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2 Comments

  1. Milly on 30th June 2020 at 4:16 pm

    What will happen to the dolphins at the park in Greece now? Will they be kept in the park or released?

  2. Danny Groves on 1st July 2020 at 6:54 pm

    Thanks very much for your questions. Unfortunately we are still waiting for a response from the Zoo to the authorities’ demands, committing to the end of shows and captivity at the Zoo. Once we have this we hope this will signal an end to dolphin captivity in Greece, with the individuals brought to a sanctuary once one is available for them.

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