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CLEETHORPES MARINELAND & ZOO: 1966 - 1974
Cleethorpes Zoo & Marineland was founded by Pentland Hick and was operated as a satellite zoo to Flamingo Park both of which was later owned by Scotia Leisure. The marineland complex compromised of three fibreglass pool; two pools 6 feet deep and a free standing pool with underwater viewing window in the region of 12 feet deep. The display of dolphins at this park was not continuous with some years presentations being from sea lions only. The last dolphins to be displayed here was in the summer of 1974 with animals supplied by Aquatic Mammal Enterprises. The zoo closed in 1977 and was later redeveloped into Pleasure Island Theme Park.
A Review of Dolphinaria states:
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Left to Right: 1966 - View cross the large 12 foot dolphin pool with filter and fish kitchen beyond; dolphin in transport sling; dolphin being lowered in pool after transport (Pathe newsreel linked below).
Dolphin Show. Trainer Keith Reaney
Dolphin Show. Trainer Angela Lewis
1969: Calypso the killer whale (Pathe newsreel linked below). The whale was tranfered to Marineland in France in 1970.
8mm film of the killer whale "Calypos" taken in 1970 by John Fowler