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>> A lonely dolphin sparking outrage in Japan this week. Honey among the animals stuck in a derelict acquarium. 46 penguins and hundreds of fish and reptiles all abandoned. Located just outside Tokyo, the facility shut up shop in January. While the animals are regularly fed, pictures taken by animal welfare groups show the dolphin alone in a tiny pool.
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The penguins are covered in dust amid piles of debris. Most of the animals kept here were transferred to other facilities after it closed, but some were left behind. Reuters' Mari Saito is following the story from Tokyo.>> There's been a public outcry on social media and there was a protest in Shibuya in central Tokyo a couple of days ago, calling on other aquariums across Japan to take in these abandoned animals
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>> Honey was taken from the wild in 2005, near a town made notorious by a documentary about the mass slaughter of dolphins there. Now, activists say the authorities are ignoring calls to have her and the other animals rehomed. They say the abandoned aquarium has no income and are concerned about how much longer the feeding will last