Baby dolphin a big draw for Yokohama aquarium

Jul 19, 2015

Baby dolphin a big draw for Yokohama aquarium

A baby common bottlenose dolphin born Thursday has been attracting visitors at Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, at times swimming beside its mother. The male juvenile weighs roughly 30 kg and is roughly 1.3 meters long. It was the first dolphin to be born at ...

Japan aquarium group to expel violators of drive-hunt dolphin ban

Jul 4, 2015

Japan aquarium group to expel violators of drive-hunt dolphin ban

The Japanese aquarium association has announced that members can be expelled for acquiring dolphins caught in drive hunts. The penalty, which was announced Friday, is part of new punitive measures the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums will introduce for breaking its recent ban ...

May 31, 2015

Japan's aquariums must evolve

The vote by Japanese zoos and aquarium to remain in the industry's world body means dolphin-keepers will have to rethink how they obtain their animals.

A media circus surrounds Japan's animal acts

| May 30, 2015

A media circus surrounds Japan's animal acts

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The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums has voted to stop buying dolphins captured during drive hunts conducted by fishermen in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture. For the past decade, the town has received a great deal of negative publicity because of its dolphin slaughter, and ...