Saturday, February 25, 2012

Vintage Gulfarium--Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. Oldest Operating Facility of It's Kind In The World



1958 I believe this is the same trainer in the in the below thread with the "Hammer of Thor" target.


You would think by now, given the apparent intelligence of these non-human animals, that a trainer would have become redundant. I should think it would be a matter of sitting down with Flipper and Salty, going over some minor detail's then handing them the script. They in turn could run it by the Dolphins Without Trainers Union to see if there were any objections and in short order they ought to be up and running for the new show season. Upside is mackerel, while not as cheap as volunteer's, is a lot cheaper then dollar's by the hour. You could run a park on a shoestring, if you could only get those hamboneing dolphins to play along.

1 comment:

Greg May said...

KING OF AQUARIA says: "Wade, Enoshima Marineland in Japan began their dolphin show with two chimpanzees named 'Summer' and 'Winter' walking to the edge of the pool carrying buckets of fish. The chimps gave the dolphins a few simple hand signals and the show began! I would give me eyeteeth if you could located a few photos from Enoshima Marineland. It opened in the late 50's and had a tank that was nearly the size of a football field! The tank was divided in half by a net: bottlenose dolphins lived on one side and Risso's dolphins on the other. Read my article: