Minnesota Zoo CEO and Director Lee Ehmke is trying to clarify why the zoo will soon discontinue its dolphins exhibition. There are two main reasons, he said, "the welfare of the two beloved dolphins currently at the zoo, and the fiscal and logistical challenges of acquiring a viable dolphin group to replace them." There are just "no viable" options to keep it going, he said.
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Meanwhile, a Facebook page has been launched to save the dolphins.
MinnPost says the Facebook page was launched by Republican operative Andy Parrish, who was once Rep. Michele Bachmann's chief of staff.