Meet three of the dolphins bred at Sea World

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About 30 dolphins are kept captive at Sea World on the Gold Coast – most of them were bred at the marine park.

A life in 'lockdown' is no life for these highly intelligent creatures.

Get to know three of their dolphins a little better!

Huey is a 14-year-old inshore bottlenose dolphin. All he has ever known are the small, barren pools at Sea World. 

Huey the dolphin at sea world

Squeak was born in 1984. Both her parents are dead and sadly she also lost two of her three calves.  

squeak the dolphin at sea world gold coast

Based on the expected lifespan of dolphins in captivity, Kiama could still be performing the same tricks in the Affinity Shows until about 2053.  

Kiama the dolphin at Sea World

Together we can make Squeak, Huey and Kiama part of the last generation of captive dolphins in Australia by pledging to only see dolphins in the wild.  

Captive dolphins are unable to thrive in the artificial environments. These intelligent and incredibly social individuals suffer greatly from a lifelong existence in small, barren pools a fraction of the size of their natural home range

Together we can create a dolphin friendly future where dolphins are living wild and free – not in captivity.  

Images thanks to Advocating Wild / Dr Ingrid Visser 

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