About Adopting Rocky
Imagine being captured from the wild, then forced to perform in one of the world’s most abusive shows – the traveling dolphin circus. That’s what happened to Rocky. But it didn’t end there. After spending years as a circus performer, he was then sold to the Melka Excelsior Hotel in North Bali, where, for 10 years, he was confined to a small swimming pool interacting with an endless stream of tourists. Since we rescued Rocky in 2019, in the crystal clear waters of the Umah Lumba Center, he gained weight and strength, and once again, enjoyed the natural rhythms and sounds of the sea. 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, Rocky, along with Johnny and Rambo were set free.
Adopt Rocky today to help offset the costs of tracking, and to keep the Umah Lumba pens open, should Rocky 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!