Rescuers breeding success
Recuperation centre gives community a lesson in conservation.
IN 1970, Dolphin Marine Magic opened as a rescue and rehabilitation centre for native marine animals. Dolphin Marine Magic permanently homes
andcares for marine mammals that have been brought into human care as a result of an injury or event that prohibited the animal being released
back to the wild.
The offspring of past and present marine mammals and animals from other like-minded institutions in Australia also reside permanently at the park.
The park works closelywith the local branch of New South Wales National Parks& Wildlife Services.
Dolphin Marine Magic isthe only zoological park in NSW exhibiting dolphins,and the two daily presentations are one of the Coffs Coast region’s
Through the fun andeducational hands-on experience the centre offers with the animals, Dolphin Marine Magic hopes to inspire life-changing habits
in guests that will make a
real and measurabledifference in the conservation of the marine environment.
The centre is home todozens of animals, more notably the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins, seals, a flock of little penguins,green sea turtles,
fresh water turtles and a variety of
endemic fish species.They also have the most successful breeding record in the world of the endangered Australian sea lion.
Story Saturday September 23rd 2017, Coffs Coast Advocate