Adopting Johnny

About Adopting Johnny

Captured in the Java Sea, Johnny was carted from town to town, and forced to perform in a plastic pool in Indonesia’s traveling circus. His next stop was a heavily chlorinated swimming pool in the Melka Excelsior Hotel in North Bali, where, for many years, this older dolphin was held in isolation. Johnny’s captivity caused him great suffering including the loss of all his teeth, skin damage, weight loss, and an injury to his right pectoral fin. In 2019, we rescued Johnny and transported him to the Umah Lumba Center. Gradually, he regained his health. His weight and bloodwork were perfect, and, with a revolutionary procedure to give Johnny new teeth, he was able to capture, grasp and swallow his prey. He preferred to spend his time underwater, as nature intended. After careful assessment, the decision was made to give the dolphins the option to return to the wild. On September 3, 2022, Johnny, along with Rocky and Rambo were set free.

Adopt Johnny today to help offset the costs of tracking, and to keep the Umah Lumba pens open, should Johnny choose to return, or need additional care. If you'd like to make a gift adoption, you will be able to fill in recipient's information and a message on the next page so they receive a custom e-certificate and kit!