Russian Dolphinariums 101: Delfinia

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General info on facility:

Delfinia (дельфиния) was opened in August of 2016 in Novosibirsk.

Any Taiji Affiliation? Yes, dolphins originally acquired from Taiji, transferred from Sochi.

News and Mentionable Incidents:


  • June 2016, 2 beluga whales transferred from Sochi.
  • June 2016, 4 female bottlenose dolphins, 1 male and 3 female, transferred from Sochi.
  • January 2017, bottlenose dolphin purchased from Sevastopol Dolphinarium Arbuthe.

What can you do?
Knowledge is power and a lot of people would not be attending and purchasing tickets to these places if they knew what was going behind closed doors. It's our job to reach them. You can help by sharing a post about Delfinia via social media and tagging #дельфиния (you can copy and paste if you don't have a Russian keyboard).

Other tags you can copy/paste that are Delfinia tourism specific are: #юныйпикассодельфинии #заметкииздельфинии #ловимоментв_дельфинии #заметкииздельфинии🐬  #delfiniya #дельфиния #дельфинарий_новосибирск.

Hashtags in blue are time sensitive for a giveaway Delfinia is currently holding. This is a great opportunity to post something about the realities behind dolphin captivity and include these tags in your caption. Many people who enter giveaways frequently check the tag to see how many others have entered and will likely see your informative post.

They also have a PUBLIC Facebook page linked below that allows anyone to post to their wall. We've linked it below.

If you'd like to use one of our info-graphics feel free to do so! You can find and download them here.

If you are signed up for our e-mail list you will be alerted of call-to-action's and other tasks you can do regarding this aquarium and others around the world as they came up as well!