Marine Life Show is not the sort of show where you will many kinds of marine animals do their "shows." The only marine animal that you will see is the lovable sea lions.
The show is shown beside the swimming pools of Manila Ocean Park and the area is complete with rafters that have the capacity to seat more than a hundred park visitors.
Audience waiting for the show.
The Marine Life Show's superstars are Icis, Ira, Sandra, Isabel, Yeni, Vincent. On that day, we watched Icis and Vincent. Vincent is the only male sea lion that the Manila Ocean Park has.
The show's about to start.
Well, the Marine Life Show is not that grand. The trainers and the show's emcee will show some tricks that their sea lions could do. Truthfully, the sea lions are good and they were trained well. They know how to clap, how to dance, to fetch things thrown in the swimming pool, and they also know how to please their audience. These sea lions were trained well.
I actually enjoyed the show and me and my beloved laughed out loud to the sea lions' antics.
However, I was distressed by the truth. These sea lions endured many sufferings during training. They forced to eat dead frozen fish when in their real habitat, they eat live fresh fish that they caught by their own. To instil obedience, they are denied food or punished through other means until they learn to obey their trainers. Finally, they live in a place that is a far-cry from their natural habitat. Just like the animals in the zoos, the sea lions are in prison.
After the Marine Life Show, we visited the sea lions in the area where they were being kept.
So, that's our final stop when we visited the Manila Ocean Park. Too bad that we want to go home early so we failed to see the Musical Fountain Show, which some people say is good. Oh, well, maybe next time, I will visit Manila Ocean Park again to their Musical Fountain Show.