Saturday, 24 May 2014

Vancouver Aquarium photos - ethical practices

Not a bad fundraiser!
A great souvenir for Gramma.
It was a fun visit with the kids. The bride and groom led us about the day before the rehearsal, since they live in Vancouver and visit often. (More photos later! Here are the wedding videos.) I'm not used to being such a huge party. It was much fun.

There have been protests. I was reluctant to visit, until Caitlin did some research:

Empty the whale tanks – just not these ones

The Vancouver Aquarium is the first and only in the world to commit to not capturing cetaceans from the wild for display. It made that commitment 18 years ago. Today, the facility cares for whales, dolphins and porpoises that were either born at the aquarium or rescued and deemed non-releasable by independent government authorities.

The Graham Amazon Gallery houses the tropical critters. I created a video of a few of them: the sloth in the tree, the monkeys grooming, as well as a goose atop a tree in the park.

There were some day care groups there, all descended on poor Isabelle and Caitlin, while Izzy was trying to sing her ABC song whilst washing her hands. (It's the rule!) It was somewhat overwhelming! Izzy adored the parrot.


Roan said...

Looks like it was a fun wedding. Lots of critters here! Love that blue parrot.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

A fantastic selection of critters to look at in this post. Have a wonderful weekend.

carol l mckenna said...

Congratulations to the newly weds and what a great place and series of photos for SC ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

TexWisGirl said...

a lot of wonderful and exotic critters!

William Kendall said...

Spectacular shots!

DeniseinVA said...

What a fun time at the aquarium, all the photos were great. I love aquariums, I keep saying we should go to the one in Baltimore but haven't made it yet. One of these days. Have a great weekend :)

Red said...

I haven't been to the aquarium for years but it's a big hit.

The Furry Gnome said...

We took the kids to the Vancouver Aquarium many years ago - a fabulous place!

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a very nice Aquarium.. Love the dolphins and the birds. Great series! Thank you for sharing your post on Saturday's Critters.. Have a happy day!