This is just craziness and shows how we should not be keeping animals in captivity. Similar to the incident several months back where the orca at Seaworld killed it’s trainer. A dolphin named Kuru has tried to emulate Willy and jump from his tank.
During a recent show at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Kuru did a dive straight from the pool to the ground. There is video of it and several photos. The staff of the Aquarium had to use a crane to to lift the dolphin back into the tank.
The manager of the dolphin section, Hideshi Teruya reported that the animal suffered only minor scratches and bruises and was quickly back to normal behavior with a healthy appetite. Mr Teruya denied the captivity was cruel and said the tank was not overcrowded and followed aquarium guidelines.
Ric O’Barry, who now makes a career out of freeing dolphins, said “The video highlights the cruelty the animals suffer while in captivity. The habitat of that false killer whale is so unnatural it leapt out in desperation.
It wanted to end it. Why does a person jump out of a building? It proves that captivity doesn’t work. They are free-ranging creatures with a very large brain. They’re self-aware and putting them in a small tank in a stadium setting is abusive.”