Doing What Comes Naturally
In this program, the animals do behaviours that keep them stimulated and healthy. These exercises also reinforce the bond that the dolphins have with their trainers. Since it’s impossible to ask an animal that can grow to almost 200 kilograms to do something they don’t want to do, the trainers spend a lot of time building a relationship of trust with the dolphins—and reward them not just with food, but with tongue rubs, massages and whatever else the animals enjoy.
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