PLEASE NOTE: This article contains a video of an animal attack! If imagery or descriptions of injured animals upset you, please don’t read this article.
The dolphin allegedly started to bleed. Watch the moment a dolphin is attacked by other dolphins at SeaWorld Orlando in the video below.
TikTok user @the.man.child posted the video on the social media platform four days ago with the following blurb:
“A dolphin pod at SeaWorld Orlando today repeatedly attacked one of the dolphins in the pod, while the trainers were trying to do the show causing the dolphin to start bleeding.”@the.man.child (TikTok)
The show that @the.man.child is referring to is Dolphin Adventures, which can be considered a presentation more than a show at this time. Watch Dolphin Adventures in full below:
You can find out more about Dolphin Adventures here.
As of publishing this article, we’ve reached out to SeaWorld Orlando to try and find out more. Stay tuned for further updates.
Update: SeaWorld Orlando has offered us the following statement:
“This video shows common behavior among dolphins exhibited by both wild populations and those in human care as part of natural social interactions. During this interaction, one dolphin sustained some minor abrasions. The dolphin was examined by our veterinarian who determined the abrasions were superficial and did not require additional medical treatment. The dolphin re-joined his pod without further incident and the group is behaving normally and eating well. All of the dolphins in this video remain in good health. Numerous scientific studies have been published about this type of behaviour among dolphins demonstrating that it is normal and socially healthy.”SeaWorld Orlando
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H/T Inside The Magic