Photo: AP (archive photo) In New Zealand banned tourists to swim with dolphins
Communication with people distract the dolphins from taking care of the offspring, sleep, rest and nutrition.
Tourists are forbidden to swim with bottlenose dolphins in new Zealand Bay of Islands, according to Lonely Planet.
The ban affects the work of tour operators organizing excursions to swim with the animals in this region of New Zealand.
According to a study by the Department of conservation (DOC) of the country, tourists spend with the dolphins too much time to the detriment of their natural rhythm of life, which leads to downsizing.
Due to frequent contact with humans dolphins have less time to sleep, finding food and feeding babies.
Bottlenose dolphins in New Zealand are classified as a species that is under threat of extinction. According to experts, the number of animals returning to the Bay, since 1999, has decreased more than twice. Also in the Bay high infant mortality rates of dolphins – about 75%.
We will remind, in April, near Sevastopol massively killed dolphins. Last year in German zoo died, the oldest Dolphin living in captivity.
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