Castaway has become a star, opening her new "Cuddle with Castaway" program in July of 2008! The "Cuddle with Castaway" program offers a unique opportunity to interact in an up-close and personal experience with an offshore bottlenose dolphin while standing in waist deep water. Castaway seems to bask in the one-on-one attention that she receives from her trainers and guests.
Castaway also seems to be the husbandry training star of Dolphins Plus. Husbandry behaviors are voluntary medical behaviors that the dolphins participate in, allowing our staff to keep them healthy and happy. In just a few short months Castaway has mastered voluntary urine, voluntary fecal, voluntary blow hole culture, voluntary blood draw and voluntary hydration!