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City news, 15.08.2001 19:00

Dolphins as Doctors

dolphins Dolphins living in the St. Petersburg branch of the Utrish Dolphinarium provide ill children with psychological help. Friendly she-dolphins Dasha and Asya not only allow stroke their noses, but also take little patients for a ride across the swimming pool on their backs. As practice shows, a 10-day course of such contact stabilizes ill children psychological state, inspires them with optimism ans self-reliance.

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