FOUR dolphins have died at a holiday hotspot that charges thousands of pounds for therapy sessions.
It has prompted animal rights activists to request a criminal investigation into deaths at the site, which is very popular with British tourists.
Splash, 21, became the latest dolphin to die at the Onmega Dolphin Activity and Therapy Center in Marmaris, Turkey, in July.
Flip, 37, Frosya, 32, who is pregnant, and a 15-day-old baby have also passed away since last June.
Bottle noses have a lifespan of 40 to 60 years.
Tracey Özdemir, from the UK group Media On Taiji Ocean Defenders, said their lawyer had reported it to prosecutors.
“We need answers,” she said.
“We had a whistleblower inform us of the problems at the park.”
It is believed that there are three more dolphins in the center.
It offers a range of packages, including a two-week treatment for £3,329.
Its suggestion that conditions like autism could be treated by swimming with dolphins, has been criticized as lacking the science behind it.
“We have been here for 15 years and now people have gone out to shut us down,” the center said.
“The dolphins are sick.
“We’re trying to figure out what happened.”