[Dolphin without a snout / Thoughts of crossing dolphins / can’t go anywhere]
At the Kyoto Aquarium, there is a dolphin whose snout (the part where the mouth sticks out) is cut off diagonally and the tissue is visible.
The name is “Seed”. At the age of 14, she was probably captured in Taiji from the wild, separated from herd family and companions, and forced into the aquarium.
There are 5 dolphins including “Seed” in the Kyoto Aquarium.
“Deel” Male 12 years old (born 2009) Place of birth: Unknown
“Beat” Male 15 years old (born 2006) Place of birth: Unknown
“Seed” Male 14 years old (born 2007) Place of birth: Wild (Taiji)
“Ten” Female 12 years old (born 2009) Place of birth: Unknown
“Kia” Female 12 years old (born 2009) Place of birth: Wild (Taiji) Pregnant, scheduled to give birth in early August
It is well known that dolphins have a well-developed brain and linguistic ability, and are animals that build strong bonds and sophisticated and complex societies while communicating with friends and family.
But the social nature of dolphins is extremely harsh in the limited space of an aquarium’s tiny pool.
“Deal” and “Beat” are on good terms, but “Seed” doesn’t match and they aren’t in the same pool.
The “seed” has been isolated from the two for years, unable to be shown together at the show.
Once in the past, “Deed” was given a little bit, and an angry “Seed” relentlessly chased “Deed”, and “Deed” jumped out of the pool.
The gap between the two was not filled, and it seems that they were isolated.
The dolphins in the aquarium are a “collection” of dolphins brought from various places, herds and communities. They can’t leave, hide, or go anywhere for a lifetime, years, or decades, even if they don’t get along and have a good relationship.
Spend endless days until death in a small pool far from the natural environment. Imagine that stress.
Aquariums are, of course, familiar with this fact.
What will happen to the “Seed” that has become “not cute” in the future?
The “Seed”, who couldn’t get along with anyone and had a face that he couldn’t show or didn’t want to show, would probably spend his entire life alone in this tiny, isolated pool.
I wonder how cruel what the aquarium is doing for the dolphins.
It was the aquarium that injured the “Seed”.
The aquarium is already robbing the dolphins a lot.
And it is forcing the dolphins to carry more load.
It is artificial breeding.
We will collect and share more information about future “Seed”.
[About the treatment of the dolphin “seed” that has lost his rostrum]
The answer to the question was that the veterinarian was doing the right thing. On this day, the treatment has done 3 times a day, all done by the trainer.
Regarding the treatment, what I could visually confirm by observation ・ Sprinkle water with a hose and wash the wound. ・ The trainer didn’t seem to be applying any medicine, and he rub the wound with his hands.
In this act of “rubbing the wound”, you can see how the “Seed” dislikes it. When he brought his hand close to the wound, Seed often showed actions to avoid it, and the trainer was doing it while giving a reward meal to soothe.
When we asked a person who is studying dolphins about this behavior, it is speculated that this is “desensitization training”.
“Desensitization training” is a method of overcoming pain, fear, and anxiety by gradually giving stimuli that cause pain, fear, and anxiety. In this case, When a veterinarian treats a patient, it may have the purpose of allowing the “Seed” to accept the treatment without hesitation or to keep it stationary.
Since the feeding was already prepared and given to each individual, it was not possible to confirm whether or not the medicine was contained in it.
“Maria” who was in a terrible state with purulent oral cavity (died July 30, 2019) We will post tomorrow about the treatment this aquarium has done for her. The Kyoto Aquarium also refuses to disclose information at this time. The aquarium itself is new and located in a vast park, so it’s popular with family and couples, but what about animals? I think it is important to leave facts that have not been revealed until now in the data and develop discussions based on those facts and evidences.
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[Kyoto Aquarium, a dolphin “Seed” that was seriously injured]
At the Kyoto Aquarium, there is a dolphin whose rustrum (the part where the mouth sticks out) is cut off diagonally and the tissue is visible.
Shooting date: June 29, 2021
・ Name; Seed ・ Age: 14 years old (2007) ・ Birth: Captured from the wild(Taiji) ・ Characteristics: The largest dolphin living in the aquarium.
I contacted the aquarium about this serious injury. Below are the answers.
Q. : About the cause;
A. : When he was swimming, he bumped into something and got injured. (Not during the show)
Q. : What is the situation with such a strong impact that you lose his rostrum?
A. : We don’t know because it happens underwater. (We don’t understand other questions, repeated)
Q. : Have you ever had the dolphin injured like this before?
A. : No
Q. : Date and time of injury;
A. : June 21st .2021
Q. : What do you think he has pain?
A. : Probably.
Q. : Treatment policy
A. : The vet is taking appropriate measures.
Q.: Treatment method
A. : The vet is taking appropriate measures.
Q. : What medicines are you using?
A.: The vet is taking appropriate measures.
From 10 am to 5 pm Observe the “Seed”, situation and appearance;
He is alone in the smallest pool on the left side of the audience seats.
Basically, he floats like a head and a missing rostrum on the water.
(In front of the window where he can see the doorway of the trainers, or around the center of the pool)
His back was exposed to sunlight for a long time, and it was dry.
Before the show, he started swimming.
During the show, he didn’t come out to the surface, probably because it’s submerged in the water. (I couldn’t see where I am from the audience)
When the show is over and the trainers were nearby, he begun to swim with excitement. (He knows there is feeding after the show)
He seems to be energetic at the time of feeding.
After feeding, he kept chasing the trainers who had moved to other pools with his eyes while floating on the surface of the water.
Treatment (?); 3 times after the show.
The trainer was doing everything on this day.
I contacted the aquarium, but I couldn’t get a clear answer, so It’s my personal subjectivity and guess, but if I really hit something, he’d be in an empty, inorganic pool for 14 years, where they could swim slowly in 10 seconds. I don’t understand why this happened now. I think there was something unusual situation.
I think that the responsibility for managing the aquarium will be questioned, but the information will be limited. I am worried about infectious diseases.
In addition, because there is a dolphin who is pregnant scheduled to give birth in August, the dolphin show will disappear from yesterday, and it seems that the dolphin pool will be covered so that it can not be seen from the outside.
Anyway, I just feel so sorry for him and the other dolphins. This is my impression.
・ Management and operation; ORIX Real Estate ・ Dolphin; 5 ・ Completely artificial seawater
〒600-8835 35-1 Kankiji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto (in Umekoji Park) TEL: 075-354-3130
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(By Sayaka. I NPO, Animal Liberator,)
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