Wild vs Captive Dolphins: 10 things you didn’t know about dolphins!

This 8-minute educational video invites students to consider the issue of dolphin captivity. It provides a brief overview of dolphin biology and behaviour, and outlines the various ways their natural behaviours can be frustrated under captive conditions. It accompanies our Dolphins in Captivity APE, which includes a suite of lesson plans, an infographic, a factsheet and more!

The video features interviews with legal and scientific experts, as well as animal protection advocates and Australian high school students. Through reflection, students are encouraged to critically think about the impacts of captivity on dolphin welfare.

Contains no graphic footage.
Suitable for use in high school classrooms for Years 7 and above.
Download the transcript here. 

Here’s a worksheet you can use alongside this video.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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