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Help ensure that our rescued dolphins will live the rest of their lives in safety and dignity by becoming a recurring donor today!

About the Sanctuary

Our Bali Dolphin Sanctuary is the first of its kind in the world to care for formerly captive dolphins. The two dolphins, Johnny and Dewa, who call our sanctuary home were confiscated from the Melka Hotel in Bali, Indonesia. Through our partnership with the Indonesian government, the dolphins were placed in our care. After evaluation, we learned that both dolphins have permanent health issues that prevent them from successfully returning to the wild, where they were originally captured. Both dolphins have had their teeth removed, and Johnny has lost his eyesight.
Johnny and Dewa are now healing under our round-the-clock care and will never be forced to perform for survival, or confined in neglect.
Please consider becoming a monthly supporter to ensure that Johnny and Dewa continue to receive the best care possible, and enjoy their lives free from captive exploitation.

MEET OUR RESCUED DOLPHINS

JOHNNY

Johnny swimming in sanctuary waters, Bali, Indonesia.

Johnny is our blind dolphin rescued from the Melka Hotel, who was missing all of his teeth and severely underweight. As a result of his health, he won’t be able to return to the wild. We are committed to giving Johnny the best life possible in our sea sanctuary; Johnny seeks out human contact and has flourished in his new home. You can sponsor Johnny today to help provide for his care!

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DEWA

Dewa swims in sanctuary waters, Bali, Indonesia.


Dewa was rescued from the Melka Hotel, and almost all of his teeth are missing. He would routinely throw himself against the sharp tiles that lined his tank, causing many self-inflicted cuts and injuries. At our sanctuary, he has stopped his harming behaviors and loves to play with his new friend Johnny. You can sponsor Dewa today to ensure his progress continues!

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RAMBO

Dolphin Rambo, Bali Indonesia

Rambo was confiscated from the Melka Hotel, and placed in a temporary sea pen for evaluation. He’ll be arriving at the sanctuary soon, where he will undergo additional observation to determine whether he can eventually be returned to the wild. In the meantime, we will continue to monitor his health for improvement and ensure he gets the care he needs. Sponsor Rambo today to help his recovery!

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ROCKY

Rocky in floating sea pen, Bali, Indonesia.


Rocky is one of our Melka rescues who has a chance for rehabilitation and return to the wild, where he was originally captured. After years of performing for survival, we are excited to welcome Rocky to the sanctuary, where he can continue to recover and be considered for readaptation. Our team is committed to giving Rocky the best care in hopes of release, so become a sponsor today!

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HOW YOUR SUPPORT HELPS

Fish


Our dolphins require approximately 8 kilos of fish per day! They were malnourished when they first arrived, so we are monitoring their weight closely.

Veterinary Care

Dewa and Johnny will always need medical care and attention, and we are committed to providing them with that for the rest of their lives.

Our dolphins will always need specialized care and routine veterinary visits and bloodwork to ensure they are able to heal and thrive.

Round the Clock Care

Our caretaking and veterinary team is hard at work monitoring the health and well-being of all four dolphins.

Our care team is onsite 24/7 to ensure that the dolphins remain safe and have all their needs met. We’re proud of our hardworking crew who have worked so hard to make the sanctuary a reality.

Facilities

Ric O’Barry watches as Rambo plays in his temporary enclosure, no longer exploited as “entertainment.”

We are continuing to add improvements to our sanctuary to benefit our dolphins, and to prepare for the possibility of new arrivals.

Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible as authorized by law.

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