On Why I Don't Like the Lion Show

In our visit to Manila Ocean Park, we passed by the Oceanarium and the Jellyfish Tanks. Our promo ticket gave us this last stop, and this is the Marine Life Show.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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14 comments:

  1. Ay! Nainggit naman sayo! :) Nung una kami pumunta diyan, halos wala pang laman! :) Thanks for sharing this! :)

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  2. ganun talaga ata lahat ng mga hayop ng animal shows...next time ung musical fountain!

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  3. hmm.. that was interesting to know, ish..

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  4. It's true...you're right. Animals...like people, should be free. Never mind if their lives are not as good, but as long as they are happy, they should not live in captivity.

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  5. @Frumpy Mom:

    You are welcome. Kahit di ka na mainggit. :-D

    You can always visit Manila Ocean Par anytime.

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  6. @Arvin:

    Ayus din naman. Nakakatuwa silang panoorin. Kaso kapag naiisip ko yung pag-train sa kanila eh medyo nasisira yung enjoyment ko.

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  7. @Sendo:

    Too bad hindi kami nakapunta ng Musical Fountain Show. Wala na kasing time eh.

    Next time, we will see the Musical Fountain Show.

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  8. @Diamond:

    Yeah. They are indeed cute. :-D

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  9. @STP:

    Correct! Human beings do not like to be imprisoned. It is the same way with animals.

    The only reason to put animals into captivity if they have illness and they are being taken care of by veterinarians.

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  10. Di pa ako nakapunta ng Manila ocean park. Kakaawa nga talaga ang mga tine-train na animals.

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  11. Oo nga Anney. Kaya sana pag-isipan uli ng Manila Ocean Park yung tungkol sa Marine Life Shows nila.

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