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Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus, delfin skakavy) from ZOO / dolphinarium Nuremberg, Germany :D

For many years, dolphins in Nuremberg lived in small and boring little pool. After years of fighting with fanatican activists, after searching for money and after years of building, ZOO finally opened brand new amazing huge open air exhibit few days ago! As I love dolphins, I am very happy for this new and modern habitat and I would like to congratulate the ZOO for finishing it. The defeat of few so called ,,dolphin rights" activists is in fact a victory of dolphins, who live in ZOO Nuremberg! :aww:






I am very proud of this photo, because it is pretty difficult to take a photo of dolphins in Nrnberg :giggle:

Thank you for your comments and faves :hug:
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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! Dolphins are well-known for killing porpoises, their smaller "cousins". Male dolphins are also known to rape the females. Male dolphins even kill baby dolphins to make their mothers want to mate again. Dolphins are not that cute and nice animals, as many people think. They have no problem to kill a shark and they sometime annoy or sexually harass swimmers in the sea | dolphins use very effective 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 learn 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 of both, people and dolphins | US army uses 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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To see more, look at my WATER ANIMALS GALLERY :aww:


This photo belongs to me and I can very easily prove, that it was me, who took this shot. So please, respect my copyright :nod: if you want to use my work, ask me first to gain my permission, please! Thank you :lol:
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:iconlilfixit:
lilfixit Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm confused by the comments. What do you mean by the defeat of the dolphin's rights activists? What kind of dolphin right's activist wouldn't want a bigger open-air exhibit for the dolphins? Did they not want any dolphins there at all or something?
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
What kind of dolphin right's activist wouldn't want a bigger open-air exhibit for the dolphins? - fanaticans :)
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:iconlilfixit:
lilfixit Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
weird. What did they want the dolphins to be stuck in a smaller exhibit forever?
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woxys Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
they want to close ALL the dolphinarims, and they do not care, that already captive dolphins have no chance to survive in the wild. I think they prefer dolphins dead to dolphins living even in the best and most modern dolphinariums :(
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lilfixit Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah I agree. I'm all for dolphins living for 50 years. Preferably dolphins that could not exist in the wild...I mean I like to see animals free and not caged, because I think it is "more right" for them to exist in their natural habitat, but since habitats keep getting destroyed anyway, I love having animals in exhibits where the public can view and learn about them. And the better cages and lives we can provide for the animals, the better. Sometimes I think I wouldn't mind being on house arrest and having all my needs taken care of, so long as I'd have playmates and toys.
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
I share this opinion :nod:
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Raahja Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dolphins are pure joy! perfect name for this piece :)
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Dolphinlver Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
This is so cute! Bottlenose dolphins are my absolute favorite animal, and this photo greatly depicts their cuteness and playful nature <3 I'm glad there are people like you who can photograph these wonderful animals (and many others!) and help people learn about them. Amazing shot!
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Amazing shot!
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AokitianWolf Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Awwwww! Cuteness! I got to see a bottlenose dolphin before! Got to pet a dolphin in 2006... it was so cool...
That's an epic shot of the dolphin you have there. :) Well done :D
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luna-05 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Cute. I love Dolphins.
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Glenn0o7 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011   Photographer
Fantasic as always :) love the shots.
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
OKOMENTOVNO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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FoxyTati Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
haha !!! hes smiling :)
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mizu292 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:hooray: SHE'S SO CUTE!!!:heart:
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Lunchi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Great photo of Jenny, she looks so interested in you.
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Thank you :hug: she was curious :D
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regenbogenader Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful *_*
I love the dolphins of Nuremberg <3
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
and havy you already seen the lagoon? :)
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:iconregenbogenader:
regenbogenader Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Unfortunately I haven't seen it yet :( , but I heard about it. Is it already finished? I wasn't there for a long time, but I want to visit the zoo the next time I'm in Nuremberg :)
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woxys Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
yes, it is finished and HUUUGE! Dolphins will gain 5x more space! It is already opened, but better wait with your visit a bit, as dolphins are probably nervous now, just carefuly investigating new world :D
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regenbogenader Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Really? Wow, then I definitly have to visit the zoo again! xD
Then I might wait a little bit. =) Anyway I don't know when I will find time, but I hope I can see the dolphins as soon as possible :love:
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AlexPhotograpy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
not longer difficult.
big glasses underwater now open the view in the whole lagoo.
arround 12 meters long and 3 meters high- i could be wrong.
but arround this size.
:wow:
i cant wait to see it by myself.
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
I think they are 4 metres high :D I can not wait to see that, although I am afraid I will not be able to shoot good underwater photos.
Where do you plan to get there?
I will probably wait few weeks, although I am fanatican fan of lagoon for years!
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AlexPhotograpy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
hm no idea :D.
one of my keeper friends plan to go there with me.
so i have no idea.
i move over august/september and then i think i go there.
exact date i havent yet.
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ChiccaNeko Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Very beautiful! Dolphins are awesome xD so cute
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mrreallydeviant87 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
dolphin.
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
good point.
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iambar7 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Soo cute, when I was younger I wanted to work at Seaworld with the Dolphins (:
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Kitteh-Kun Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Woxy, I was wondering if I could use this image (and possible your other dolphin images) as a background for my computer.
Please let me know :)
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
sure :D
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Kitteh-Kun Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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ItsBsnssTime Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So. Damn. Cute!
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oOTsukiShiroOo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
I love how bottles nose dolphins are so cute and sweet. Its that voilent side that scares the heck out of me, i just watched a show called "dolophin army" and they are brutal things. still cute though... still scared though
THESE MiXED FEELINGS!! ;A;
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
sure, world is not black and white :D
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Wolflover36 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i love dolphins!!! great picture
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WASUPWOLF1 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice shot! If I gave you credit and a link back to this pic, could I maybe use this as a reference and such?
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
sure, just give credit, please :D
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WASUPWOLF1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mk!
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death-by-crackmonkey Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
daahh the cute dolphin XD
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la-petit-renard Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I swam with these beauties recently in the Cayman Islands.
They are magnificent creatures. Wonderful and intelligent and very loving animals. Great photo!
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xAySoratnrawrz Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sooo cute
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Wolfscreamer1 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011   Writer
Nice. :)
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RaiDoodles Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awh, it's smiling! Looks like a very happy dolphin. :D
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Killerthefox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
I need more joy. :<
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Pure joy--they are so beautiful!
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ZeacorZeppelin Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome.
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Che-tah Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel sorry for the dolphins who have to live there .. a dolphinarium will never be good enough for them, they aren't happy even if there look so.
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woxys Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
not true ;) many of those dolphins have never seen any sea, so they are NO REASON to be sad in the dolphinarium. Good ZOOs are good for animals, good dolphinariums are good for dolphins.

By the way, do you know why wild dolphins travel so many kilometres a day, as activists say?
They do not swim for fun.
They swim in desperate fight for survival, doing their best to get some food.
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Che-tah Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
some of them, maybe, but the death rate of dolphins in zoo is very high. the most dolphins and their babies die in zoos early, thats why they also have to take wild dolphins from the sea. the chlorine and other stuff makes them ill, they DON'T have enough of free moving space in a dolphinarium, they are stressed or don't get enough activity. Don't forget that dolphins are very intelligent and social animals.
Sorry but i can't believe that Captivity can be good for them..
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