29 Mar '12, 1am

Dolphins of Underwater World :: Features :: Around Town :: Time Out Singapore

It’s not often that Time Out kids’ pieces provoke negative feedback, but we received around 15 complaints by email and on Facebook after printing a picture and a segment about swimming with dolphins at Underwater World in the Kids section of our March issue. Underwater World’s Dolphin Lagoon acquired six pink Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins from a marine park in Thailand in 1999, one of which died in 2001. The oceanarium has faced numerous calls from the public and environmental groups to release the dolphins, including the 2003 ‘Suffering , Not Smiling’ campaign by Singapore’s Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES). Another attraction planned for Sentosa, Resorts World Sentosa’s Marine Life Park, has raised public awareness of captive dolphins to new levels. Since 2008, 27 dolphins have been captured in the Solomon Islands and kept in the Philippines in prepa...

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