Soccer Ball Canon
Lithuanian Sea Museum
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
Free time challenges
Time to make
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.
Buy a 2.5 m long plastic (PP) tube with a diameter of 30 cm
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!
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