A bottlenose dolphin, nearly 50 penguins and hundreds of other marine animals have been abandoned at a defunct aquarium in Japan for months due to lack of visitors.
Animal rights activists captured video footage showing a female dolphin named Hone floating in a small pool at the Inubosaki Marine Park Aquarium in Choshi, Chiba Prefecture.
Grape-kun, the world-famous Humboldt penguin from Tobu Zoo in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, reportedly passed away. He was widely known around the globe for having a 2D cardboard cutout “waifu” inside his enclosure.
The sad news was relayed online by Tobu Zoo’s official Twitter account on October 12.