Intimate conversation between man and dolphins
Zhao Hang prepares food for dolphins.
“Dolphin Three” plays in the water.
Kid attracted by the dolphin training in the water.
A dolphin who finishes the task is rewarded food.
Zhao Hang wearing a wetsuit trains Large and Small in the dolphin pool.
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- There is no ocean in Chongqing, but Chongqing people still want to see something about ocean. Every summer, an ocean park of Chongqing is very popular, and the dolphin is the favorite animal of people.
The shape of the dolphin’ mouth is like a smile, so they are regarded as the angel of smile. There is a team named “Dolphin Three” in the Chongqing Andover Ocean Park. Recently, the reporter come to the Ocean Park to experience the relationship between man and dolphins.
The two male dolphins in the Ocean Park are known as “South” and “North” by online survey. Nearly 4-year-old dolphins often smile in the blue pool. They weigh over 170 kilograms although they tumble easily in the pool. They are called “Large” and “Small” by workers in private. Who is the “Medium”? He is the dolphin trainer Zhao Hang.
Zhao Hang graduated from Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications and was the member of triathlon team in the university. Who could know he is connected with dolphins.
“Dolphin Three” starts the second training at about 2pm.
Zhao Hang wore a wetsuit squats on the side to make various gestures, and once the dolphin finished the task, he gave it delicious and fresh food. When he showed the number 8 by fingers, “Small” swung the caudal fin and put out the head to show the dolphin sound. And when he leant his face over, “Small” standed uprightly to kiss his face warmly. For Zhao Hang, it is an honor to gain a kiss from dolphin as a dolphin trainer.
In addition to Zhao Hang, there are 3 men trainers and a woman trainer, and all of them are born in the 1990s. They have the common trait: good at swimming, with full of love and strong insight, all of which are necessary to communicate with dolphins.
Every day at 3:30pm, Zhao Hang and his companions will alternately dance with dolphins in the pond and perform for visitors.
In the eyes of tourists, “Large” and “Small” are born actors. If they are playing happily with a water ball on their head and Zhao suddenly takes away the ball, they will be unhappy and give a sign by turning like a baby. Whenever Zhao Hang stands in the bottom of the blue water to press the air valve to spurt bubble, they will immediately cooperate to spurt bubble ring.
“Dolphin Three” makes the audience happy by such communication and dancing. It's more like an intimate conversation between man and nature. (Translated by Jiang Yuling, Fathom Language Limited)