You can donate a feeding for one of our dolphins. This will reduce our overhead and keep the dolphins happy and healthy. Although we may not be able to rehabilitate and release Johnny and Dewa, we are determined to give them lives filled with dignity, peace and quality.
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In July 2019, Dolphin Project and our local partners Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) were notified that the government of Indonesia’s Forestry Ministry intended to confiscate a variety of wild animals, including four dolphins, held at the Melka Hotel, on the island of Bali.
We moved quickly to assess the four dolphins, discovering that two were in stable condition and able to leave the resort. The other two were held at the hotel facilities to treat ongoing health issues.
In August 2019, the first two dolphins, Rocky and Rambo, were successfully moved into a temporary sea pen and continue to undergo evaluation for retirement or eventual release into their home range. In October 2019, the remaining two dolphins, Johnny and Dewa, were moved to the world’s first permanent dolphin sanctuary. The latter two dolphins do not appear to be candidates for release, however they will be able to remain in this sanctuary, living out the rest of their lives in peace and dignity.
Ric O’Barry traveled to Indonesia to facilitate and advise on the transfers, and has been on site to evaluate their progress, as well as oversee the construction of the sanctuary. During the dolphins’ recovery and adaptation to their new surroundings, they are being closely monitored by our expert team of caregivers. We are not able to accept any volunteers. Keep following our social media and continue to check here for updates.