Dolphinaris Arizona is deeply saddened to announce that Bodie, a male bottlenose dolphin, passed away on the morning of Saturday, September 23, 2017.
Bodie had been experiencing a rare muscle disease and was under constant veterinary care. The veterinary team consulted with experts throughout the United States and Europe. Upon his passing, a full necropsy was performed in accordance to our corporate veterinary practice and USDA regulations. Preliminary necropsy results confirmed that there were no additional actions Dolphinaris could have taken.
Our team at Dolphinaris Arizona will continue our devotion to provide each of our dolphins with the highest standard of care in accordance to the industry’s best practices, as well as federal and international regulations.
During this difficult time, Dolphinaris Arizona will continue its mission to educate, inspire and empower our guests through interactions with these amazing animals, encouraging guests to become stewards of the oceans and its inhabitants.
The Team at Dolphinaris Arizona