Hi, today we visit the dolphins. Sometimes people ask, if the size of the installation is enough for our animals. Well, finally it’s about how you use the size of the complex of different pools. The animals have to be able to move enough and avoid each other, if they want to. Installations have to avoid one-way streets and aim a complex including the opportunity for the animals to retreat if they want to or don’t wanna be in certain part of the installation for some reason. They should be able to move wherever they want to move to. I frequently readdolphins would have to swim 300 kilometers or dive hundred of meters deep to feel comfortable – of course, that is absolute nonsense. In nature, it’s about satisfying the basic needs. In dolphins, basic needs are food, reproduction and a social life. There is no basic need to swim a certain amount of kilometers or dive a certain amount of meters. In nature, animals dive and swim to satisfy their basic need for food and if this is possible in a depth of 2 meters, dolphins have no problems with that because everything else would be a waste of energy – this doesn’t happen in nature. Of course there are dolphins swimming more kilometers and dive deeper than the inshore bottlenose dolphins we have in our care. These are offshore dolphins and they have to do it to survive because offshore in a depth of three meters you can’t really find enough food. I experienced that in Cape Coral a few years ago. The local whale guide explained to me on a boat that the water is about 1,80m deep and has a maximum depth of three metres. The dolphins live there their whole life. They born their offspring, have enough food and no intention to leave the place because they have all they need. Everything outside is combined with a threat: enemies and unknown things the animals don’t need to experience because they stay where they can satisfy their basic needs. In case you liked the video, amke sure to give us a thumb up and if you have more questions write them down in the comment section below. In order to never miss a video subscribe to our channel for free.