Soccer Ball Canon
Lithuanian  Sea Museum
Description

Large plastic tube in a cement base that can be anchored at the bottom of the habitat - ball can be inserted and shoot up the tube

enrichment CATEGORIES

Primary

Cognitive

Free time challenges

Secondary

Physical Habitat

Added structures

Social

Conspecifics

Time to make
Budget

2 weeks

€600

Safety

1. Need safe and durable materials that animals can’t bite, break or swallow.

2. Edges were polished and smoothed to reduce risk of injury.

Instructions

1.

Buy a 2.5 m long plastic (PP) tube with a diameter of 30 cm

videos
Extra Notes
  • Manoeuvring the device: the device can become really heavy, so to lower it to the bottom of the pool is a challenge. We needed at least 4-5 men, but perhaps others can choose lighter materials or consider how the device could be better loaded and unloaded from the pool.

  • Suggested training: use a hollow tube at first (shorter and without base), so trainers were able to train dolphins in the surface of water. We asked the dolphin to place the ball in the hole of tube and leave it, and after that, they started doing it in their free-time!

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

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