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Dolphin -  look, a super male by woxys Dolphin -  look, a super male by woxys
Ivo, male Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus, delfin skakavy) from ZOO / dolphinarium Duisburg, Germany :D I love this male – Ivo seems so proud and stubborn to me, having his own dignity :aww:

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INFO ABOUT THE ANIMAL:

Name: Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
Location: warm and temperate tropical oceans worldwide
Size: 2 - 4 metres long weight: 150 – 650 kg
Diet: fish, cephalopod, crustacean
Conservation status: Least Concern
Interesting facts: dolphin is a mammal, not a fish! Baby dolphins always drink mother milk | dolphins have bigger brains, than humans | dolphins usually live in groups | dolphin is one of few animals, who kill not only for food! Male dolphins are also known to rape the females. Dolphins are not that cute and nice animals, as many people think. They have no problems to kill a shark and they sometime annoy swimmers in the sea | dolphins use echolocation to search for prey | dolphins are time to time found washed ashore, too often dying – nobody knows, why this happens.
Relationship with humans: people keep dolphins in aquariums and dolphinarius, where the animals perform special tricks – dolphins very easily learns those tricks | there are scientific researches about dolphins, which usually prove their high inteligence | dolphins appear in many human legends | some dolphins help people to hunt fish throught whole generations | US army use dolphins, teaching them to find mines and so on... | in some parts of the world, wild dolphins come from their own will to interact with people

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:icongrey-terminal:
Grey-Terminal Featured By Owner May 4, 2018
Ich bin gegen Zoos, mit Ausnahme weitläufiger Wildparks, die keine Standortsfremden Arten beherbergen.
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner May 5, 2018
This is not German page, use English if you want people to understand it, please ;)
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:icongrey-terminal:
Grey-Terminal Featured By Owner May 5, 2018
I thought yor are from german, because it was taken in Diusburg, I am sory><°
I wrote, I am against zoos, except wildparks with lots of space and animals they aren´t exotic for the location.

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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner May 5, 2018
I respect your opinion - I used to have the same one, but I changed it after I opened my mind and studied the issue properly.
I now support modern and high quality parks - even those which keep dolphins.
They do so much great thing for animals, especially those in the wild.
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Grey-Terminal Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
perhaps you are right. I necer saw a whale in a zoo
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SaikaHatake2004 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's a big guy! ;D
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Jm-3-02 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018
Ivo is so beautiful
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SaikaHatake2004 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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nathanasmiddy22 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Dolphins are Cute Marine Life and I never know once in my life for them to attack people or hurt them not unless you plan to hurt them then yeah I understand about that part!
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woxys Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
bottlenose dolphins are very aggressive, yes :nod:
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nathanasmiddy22 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
hmm Strange like as I never known any of them to be aggressive at all but thanks for letting me know as I will need to keep that In mind like just in case something goes wrong.
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LucarioFan113 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
To bad that he is in captivity! :(
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
it is a modern facility. I have no problem with modern marine parks and especially not with zoos.
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LucarioFan113 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Well... Well...
Then I must warn you about about something that just didn't changed with the years:
The dolphins grow depressive in captivity, which can conduct to an actual sucide, as shown by one of the three dolphing that played the role of flipper, they die slowly from breathing cholride all the day, they are fed with additives and antibiotics, which destroys their digestive system, and even worse, the mothers are sometimes traded away separately from their babies, which has a psychological impact on them. And they are still often captured during slaughters in places like Taiji's bay or the Faroe islands. A big part of them die from a cardiac arrest, if they arn't paralysed first by getting a metal rod in their blowhole through their vertebral spine.
The activists and the rare journalists trying to show those facts all around the world are nearly always rejected by the responsible countries, and a little time ago, the japanese police tried to get Richard O'Barry in prison first for a purely fictive association with Sea Shepherd (which I approve), and in a last ditch effort, tried to caught him without passport and for having drunk a tiny quantity of alcohol.

I just can't stand that! Such an amound of violence for such pacifistic creatures!...
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
I've studied this issue for years - and studying arguments of BOTH sides made me change my opinion from anti-captivity to "I support modern facilities".
But thank you for attempt.

By the way, dolphins are VERY aggresive animals.
Not pacifistic at all.

Sorry, but you seem to be one of those "I am anti-captivity, so I am a good person, yaaaay. Watch Cove everybodyyyyyy!" guys...
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LucarioFan113 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Actually, they become agressive mainly when abused. A well known case concerns a Russian dude who tried to stick a pencil in a dolphin's blowhole. It could have killed the dolphin with ease. The jerk just got bashed and drawn around, while the said dolphin could have killed him in only one hit. Very few persons would have just shot down a drunk man in such a situation.
The other case of violence you are talking about may be about some reports of seeing dolphins killing porpoises, but said dolphins tried to reduce the inherent concurrence between the two species. Another case of violence may be about dolphins killing their babies, but again, it has been caused by captivity according ta handful of scientists.
Otherwhise, there was only reports of dolphins being playful, fishing, or just getting away.

For your last taunt, I just feel insulted. I studied also both arguments, and I found out that the delphinarium's one were just biaised by mercantilism.
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woxys Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
I don't speak about dolphins who are agressive in captivity, but about wild dolphins ;)
Those are definitely no ambassadors of peace.

Well, I'd move on peacefully with "keep your own opinion and respect mine."
Have a nice day!
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LucarioFan113 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Okay! At least, it didn't end up in a flame war, like comments like that Psychotic  !
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
:giggle:
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xXYvetalXx Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
This is a weird looking shark.
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FMNelly Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
am I allowed to use this in a photomanipulation?
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DelphiDelphin Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love Ivo, he is so big but looks so cuddly ^^
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:iconlucariofan113:
LucarioFan113 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Sadly, he is dead since a while...
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:iconareart:
Areart Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
looks like a female having a baby xD
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:iconkadiekat:
KadieKat Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh that's a fat Dolphin. (Cute though)
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christiebella Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012   Artist
awesome
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Nettleheart Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooooo, shineh
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:iconcottontailofchrist:
CottontailOfChrist Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Whoa! That's a big one! So cute though :lol:
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:iconwinglei:
winglei Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
he glissens in the light =0 he's posing ^_^ lol
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:iconquilsnap:
Quilsnap Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011   General Artist
thats a pretty awesome catch
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WisperInk Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student Photographer
omg! hes sooo chubby n cute!!!!!
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Virusation Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwww
Cutest dolphin <3
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FyreFeather Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
I remember one summer day when I was at the beach in south Jersey,people were screaming and running out of the water yelling "shark!,shark!"...I look in the distance and see a few dorsal fins appearing and dissapearing into the water,some little and some large....people on SeeDoo's were going up to the "fins" in the water and circling them, I'm guessing to either see what the animals were or to harrass them...their intent is unkown but I remember a lady next to me yelling at me telling me to get the f*ck out of the water before the sharks got me and they'd have to shoot them so I turned to her and told her to educate herself because sharks aren't the only creatures with fins in the sea. Now mind you,I was in waist deep water and could clearly see the markings on the animals.......people were flipping out and saying stupid things to a large pod of common dolphins....
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woxys Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
stupid her! I would be so happy if I could be so close to dolphins :(
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FyreFeather Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
oh my goodness...they were BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to go down to the beach to see them again.
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:iconfyrefeather:
FyreFeather Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
beautiful
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IZluver87 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Hahah! He looks like hes posing for the camera! ^_^
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:iconshadowofnightmares27:
-they look slimmer in the water lol..he way too fat hahaha!
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bunnybiscuit Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful photo! I love the reflections on his skin!
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ShiveringRain Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Nice ^_^
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Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
He's so big! I wanna hug him, but I hate the smell of fish!

Aww, I'd hug him anyway. :)
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
dolphin is not a fish, so it does not smell like this :D
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Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Oh, no, I knew that! But they eat fish. So I thought that their breath might stink, and get on me. That's what I meant, haha. :giggle:
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woxys Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
I bet sea lions are worse when it comes to fish breath! :rofl:
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Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Probably! I like them though...mostly because I sort of look like one. :D

I just need to stay away from beaches where orca live, and I'll be alright.
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woxys Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
:laughing:
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