Here's a video of what Michael was pertaining to on his last post.
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Even though it had already been confirmed, yesterday Chimelong officially "announced" that they have nine orcas. They are currently being held in a temporary indoor holding facility down the street from Chimelong Ocean Kingdom. They are not on display to the public yet. They will most likely be on display at the new indoor "Chimelong Marine World" which is being built across the street from Chimelong Ocean Kingdom.
Sources: http://www.chinanews.com/sh/2017/02-24/8159167.shtml and http://kb.southcn.com/content/2017-02/24/content_165881300.htm
Does anyone have any new Pictures?
Chimelong Ocean Kingdom recently received a new species of dolphin (in addition to fur seals and otters) called the Chinese White Dolphin which is a variety of the Indo Pacific Humpbacked Dolphin. Chimelong Ocean Kingdom originally planned on housing this dolphin species when the park was originally being constructed (read second paragraph: http://www.blooloop.com/news/pgav-destinations-construction-continues-on-chime/3607#.V1irNfT3aJJ)
Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/underwater-world/2848824.htmlHaw Par said that UWS had to vacate the facility and cease operations as the lease on the Sentosa attraction was expiring in less than two years. Its pink dolphins, fur seals and otters have been transferred to Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Zhuhai, China.
Chimelong Ocean Kingdom has "one of the finest facilities in the world and a strong staff with expertise in marine mammal veterinary and husbandry care, as well as an active breeding and conservation programme", said Haw Par.
Does anyone know where the expansion is going to be located compared to the current park?
Construction is back on at Chimelong as they begin construction on 4 new adjoining theme parks.
Construction has started at the Chimelong Zhuhai Resort, home of Thea Award recipient Ocean Kingdom, on four new theme parks. Chimelong will invest a total of $50 billion yuan (approximately US$7.5 billion) in the resort’s expansion.
Here are some aerial pics shot from the surrounding mountains earlier this month:
Looks fantastic but I won't be going if you put orcas on display. To those who say "care about something else" how about you go and do something about the issues you care about rather than criticising people for wanting to change things for the better? Orcas are self-aware creatures like humans. They can see themselves as distinct from the environment. To keep them confined in tanks is equivalent to human slavery. Scientists worldwide speak out against captivity. They suffer and die prematurely. If you don't care about that, then that's your issue not ours. There are many problems in our world. Every person cares about something different and many people care about orcas, others care about people starving. Go do something about it if you so deeply care about human starvation.
Ice coaster now open and whale shark in the tank:
You do realize that orcas are Mamals and not fish?