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A dolphin performs a trick for spectators in the Varna dolphinarium. It is unclear when the photo was taken

Baby dolphin dies & # 39; mid performance & # 39; after he & # 39; overworks & # 39; is in the Bulgarian water park

  • A baby dolphin died & # 39; mid-performance & # 39; in Varna Dolphinarium in Bulgaria
  • The animal was only nine days old when it died before a full audience
  • It was said that spectators were rushed out of the arena by staff
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A baby dolphin died & # 39; mid-performance & # 39; in a Bulgarian water park after he & # 39; overworked & # 39; would be.

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The animal was only nine days old when it died in front of a full audience in the Varna Dolphinarium, local media reports.

Spectators were rushed out of the arena by the staff, a member of the audience told Bisser Lyubenov. BTV Novinite: & # 39; There was a malfunction, the dolphins stopped playing and performing tricks. & # 39;

Although it remains unclear why the baby dolphin died, critics have suggested that the circumstances in the dolphinarium are to blame.

A dolphin performs a trick for spectators in the Varna dolphinarium. It is unclear when the photo was taken

A dolphin performs a trick for spectators in the Varna dolphinarium. It is unclear when the photo was taken

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Despite its young age, the baby dolphin has performed with the adults earlier this month, it is claimed.

The marine animals are made to entertain the public four times a day during the peak summer season.

Social media users were quickly in the park and called it a & # 39; torture & # 39; for alleged overloading of dolphins.

According to Yavor Gechev of the animal protection organization Four Paws, five dolphins and a seal were said to have died at the resort in the last five years.

A mother and baby dolphin swim around the dolphinarium in Bulgaria. It is unknown when the photo was taken

A mother and baby dolphin swim around the dolphinarium in Bulgaria. It is unknown when the photo was taken

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A mother and baby dolphin swim around the dolphinarium in Bulgaria. It is unknown when the photo was taken

He told me BBC that the number of deaths was more than average, added: & # 39; This means categorically that the circumstances do not even meet the minimum standards for keeping such animals. The animals struggle there, they do not survive. & # 39;

But the resort staff denied that death occurred before a live audience with local media.

Tsvetan Stanev, biologist at the facility, said: & # 39; A baby dolphin who took part in shows nine days after his birth – this has never happened in this dolphinarium! & # 39;

MailOnline contacted Varna Dolphinarium for comments.

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Dolphins born in captivity have a 50 to 75 percent chance of dying in the first year of their lives.

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