- Title: Two remaining dolphins rescued from abandoned hotel pool
- Date: 8th October 2019
- Summary: WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK, BALI, INDONESIA (OCTOBER 8, 2019) (REUTERS) UNLOADING DOLPHIN FROM TRUCK CARRYING DOLPHIN IN STRETCHER (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) HEAD OF CONSERVATION UNIT OF BKSDA BALI, SUMARSONO, SAYING: "Two months ago, we first evacuated two dolphins but there were two which were still sick and we only evacuated them now. At that time the dolphin's white blood cells were higher than the red blood cells in their bodies that indicated that they had an infection. After treatment, for about two weeks there were no developments and we waited two months and the doctor said that the condition was improving and the blood cells were normal, X-ray for the whole body, including teeth, found no injuries so we are evacuating them." VARIOUS OF CONSERVATIONISTS CARRYING DOLPHIN INTO BOAT BOAT WITH DOLPHIN MOVING OFF (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) HEAD OF CONSERVATION UNIT OF BKSDA Today BALI, SUMARSONO, SAYING: "Regarding the size of the dolphin population we have difficulties (knowing), as they migrate - sometimes we see them in Buleleng or maybe in Australia. There are still a lot that are sometimes caught by fishermen with nets or become stranded," RELEASING DOLPHIN INTO REHABILITATION FACILITY REHABILITATION FACILITY DOLPHIN SWIMMING IN REHABILITATION FACILITY
- Embargoed: 22nd October 2019 12:19
- Keywords: dolphin evacuate wild life abandon hotel Bali conservation
- Location: BULELENG, WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK, INDONESIA
- City: BULELENG, WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK, INDONESIA
- Country: Indonesia
- Topics: Environment,Nature/Wildlife
- Reuters ID: LVA002B08J13B
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Two bottle nose dolphins were evacuated by conservationists on Tuesday (October 8) from a hotel on Indonesia's resort island of Bali after they were abandoned due to a dispute over the ownership of the hospital.
Out of five abandoned dolphins, one had died in early August this year. Two dolphins were evacuated in an earlier attempt two months ago while the remaining two were left behind as they had to be treated for an infection.
After being given a clean bill of health, the remaining dolphins were moved to a facility in west Bali National Park to be rehabilitated before being released into the wild.
Under Indonesian law, all types of dolphins including the bottle nose are deemed as protected animals.
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