Title Dolphin 'happiness' measured by scientists in France Media name/outlet BBC News Online Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 28/05/18 Description But Dr Susanne Schultz from the University of Manchester, who has studied the social behaviour of wild marine mammals, points out that the study cannot tell us "if a dolphin in captivity is happier than it would be if it was in the wild".
"I do think it's a valuable finding that dolphins in captivity potentially seek out contact with humans," Dr Schultz added.
"And I think that finding can be applied to how we manage other charismatic, intelligent species.
"But just because a dolphin interacts with you doesn't mean that it would choose that lifestyle if it was given a choice."
URL www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44273624 Persons Susanne Shultz
- animal intelligence
- captive animals