2018 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Grandview Aquarium, China

China’s Grandview Polar Ocean World in Zhengjia Plaza shopping mall is a living hell for animals. (March 2018) Since the opening of the Grandview aquarium in early 2016, there have been numerous reports of large numbers of fish deaths, the mysterious disappearance of a whale shark (which is presumed dead) and a media frenzy surrounding […]

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2018 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Nanning Zoo, China

China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Nanning Zoo, China (January 2018) Nanning Zoo is another typical city zoo in China with small enclosures, many animals and a lack of information boards or education materials. It holds a Chinese white dolphin (Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin) called Lao Bai who broke his upper jaw by accidentally inserting it into […]

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2017 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Nanchang’s Aquariums

Animal welfare issues in three aquariums in Nanchang, China. Nanchang Wanda Aquarium | Nanchang Zoo | Nanchang Ocean Park (November 2017) Nanchang Wanda Aquarium In 2013, the Wanda Group announced that it would build the self-proclaimed “world’s largest aquarium” in Nanchang, Jiangxi. We were very sorry to hear this well-funded and well-resourced company had entered […]

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2017 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Beijing Aquarium, China

China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Beijing Aquarium, China  (May 2017) Beijing Aquarium is a separate facility in Beijing Zoo; visitors have to purchase a separate ticket to enter. However, most people see the aquarium as a part of Beijing Zoo, which is a national zoo and has banned animal performance for years. Cetaceans According to […]

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2017 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Tianjin Haichang Polar Ocean World, China

China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Tianjin Haichang Polar Ocean World, China  (May 2017) Tianjin Haichang Polar Ocean World opened in September 2010. It is located in a newly developed area in Tianjin, which is about two hours’ drive from Beijing. It is a popular choice among people both in Tianjin and Beijing and among visitors […]

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2017 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Shenzhen Xiaomeisha Ocean World, China

China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Shenzhen Xiaomeisha Sea World, China  (April 2017) Shenzhen Xiaomeisha Sea World, which opened in 1999, is a major attraction in Xiaomeisha Beach, Shenzhen city.  The CCA’s investigation took place on a weekend and the facility was full of visitors, most of them school kids and families. At the entrance, there […]

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2017 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Shenzhen Safari Park, China

China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Shenzhen Safari Park, China  (April 2017) Shenzhen Safari Park was opened in 1993, the first zoo to have a large, “free range” enclosure in China. Shenzhen Safari Park is a scenic area and a highly rated tourist attraction. Shenzhen Ocean World, which houses the marine animals, became its sister facility […]

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2017 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Fuzhou Luoyuanwan Polar Ocean World, China

China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Fuzhou Luoyuanwan Polar Ocean World, China  (March 2017) Fuzhou Luoyuanwan Polar Ocean World opened in February 2015. Luoyuanwan is a newly built satellite city close to Fuzhou, but it is a ghost town as the population is still quite small. Previous news about this Polar Ocean World suggests that this facility […]

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2017 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Wuyishan Tianhong Polar Ocean World, China

China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Wuyishan Tianhong Polar Ocean World, China  (March 2017) The Wuyishan Tianhong Polar Ocean World only opened in July 2016 but already looks old and run down. It has been built for selling the surrounding real estate programs. Wuyishan is a small city in the mountainous area of Fujian province. This […]

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