Is it possible to successfully return dolphins to the wild after they have lived in captivity, even when they were born in an aquarium?

WDC believes all dolphins should be given the chance to show that they can re-learn the skills that would help them survive in the wild but in some cases this might not be possible. We would still like to see these dolphins taken out of concrete tanks, and show pools and instead put in a retirement programme in a more natural environment where they no longer have to perform tricks in shows.

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