Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Trying to make feeding dolphins an accessible activity to disabled people

Dolphin feeding volunteers at Tin Can Bay in south-east Queensland have applied to the Cooloola Council for money for a special floating chair to allow disabled people to participate in the activity.
The number of people wanting to feed the dolphins has more than doubled since an advertising campaign began in November.

Cooloola Regional Development Bureau spokesman Brian Arnold says he would also like to eventually see a "lift" installed to allow severely disabled people to feed the animals.

"The dolphins are very well aware of the disability and act completely different," he said.

"It's very interesting and I've seen people with tears in their eyes, interacting with people like that.
"So from the Cooloola Regional Development Bureau's point of view, it's something that we must work towards and get to as fast as we can."

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"