DOLPHINARIA

BATTERSEA PARK DOLPHINARIUM
BLACKPOOL DOLPHINARIUM
BLAIR DRUMMOND SAFARI PARK
BREAN DOWN DOLPHINARIUM
BRIGHTON AQUARIUM & DOLPHINARIUM
CLACTON PIER DOLPHINARIUM
CLEETHORPES ZOO & MARINELAND
COVENTRY ZOO DOLPHINARIUM
DUDLEY ZOO
FLAMINGO PARK ZOO - FLAMINGOLAND
GWRYCH CASTLE DOLPHINARIUM
KNOWSLEY SAFARI PARK DOLPHINARIUM
LONDON DOLPHINARIUM
MARGATE DOLPHINARIUM & SATELLITES
MARINELAND - MORECAMBE
OCEAN PARK - SEABURN - SUNDERLAND
PORTHCAWL DOLPHINARIUM
RHYL DOLPHINARIUM
ROYALTY THEATRE DOLPHINS
SANDOWN DOLPHINARIUM - ISLE OF WIGHT
SCARBOROUGH MARINELAND & ZOO
SKEGNESS DOLPHINARIUM
SOUTHEND ON SEA DOLPHINARIUM
SOUTHSEA DOLPHINARIUM - PORTSMOUTH
ANIMAL TRAINING SCHOOL AND DOLPHINARIUM - SOUTH ELMSALL
WEST MIDLANDS SAFARI PARK DOLPHINARIUM
WEYMOUTH DOLPHINARIUM
WINDSOR SAFARI PARK DOLPHINARIUM
WHIPSNADE ZOO
WOBURN SAFARI PARK DOLPHINARIUM

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Many of the photographs and information on this site have been donated and the web master wishes to thank the following people:

Peter Bloom - Martin Allen - Debbie Drumstick - Denis Steele - Keith Reaney

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CLEETHORPES MARINELAND & ZOO: 1966 - 1974

BACKGROUND

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:

The dolphin pool was outdoor, polygonal, fibre-glass lined, about 12.19 m across and 2.44 m deep. There is no information on any additional accommodation for the other species kept. Animals wintered at Flamingo, and may also have participated in winter shows elsewhere. There was much movement between the establishments in the group and it is very difficult to establish which were 'Cleethorpes' animals - if there were such. It is possible that available animals performed as required. Cleethorpes may also have been used for holding animals outside the summer season. Taylor (1976) mentions an artificial insemination attempt between the killer whales Calypso of Cleethorpes and Cuddles of Flamingo. A white whale was kept here briefly, and possible also a pilot whale. Trainers: Mr J. Dudley and Mr F. Rendell.

PHOTOGRAPHS

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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).

Large dolphin pool. Sea lion pool behind main dolphin pool.

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.

 

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