Dolphins in good health
Following a endoscopic check ups, the five dolphins in Shenzhen Safari Park were in good health. The check were done after the keepers noticed that two of their dolphins didn’t have good appetites and they were worried that the animals might be suffering from stomach problems.
A gastroscope was inserted in all five dolphins to check and view the contents of their stomachs. Three of the dolphins are not experiencing any stomach problems and the other two were found to have minor drospy. Dolphins are different from humans since they have three stomachs making it difficult to do the tests.
The doctor who conducted the test on the dolphins said that the dolphins might be experiencing emotional problems contributing to their lack of appetite. Eating unhygienic food or eating too fast might also be factors to the dolphins losing their appetites. She reminded the keepers from not letting park visitors to feed the dolphins.
The dolphins in the safari park will be used as dolphin therapy for autistic children this coming April 12 to October. Dolphin therapy claims that they can help autistic children increase speech and motor skills.