The poor condition of the Deer and their enclosure at Marineland is one of the most consistently complained about features of the park. In this picture you can see the barren landscape that the deer live in. The area has very little shade throughout the day and has no trees or grass available for shelter. Deer appear to rely on visitors to provide treats and are often reported begging for food, where naturally their timid demeanor would prevent them from getting close to humans. Visitors being allowed to feed and interact with deer also poses health risks for humans as many deer have been seen with visible wounds that could potentially harbor diseases or infections.
Photo by Jo-Anne McArthur (www.weanimals.org)
First Hand Account July 9, 2012. Review pulled from Trip Advisor.
“wont be returning didnt fee the entry fee is that bad some people complain i do hope that its what it is to pay for the high food cost for the whales and dolphins but would like to see the budget backinto the deer or see them go to the zoo where its so beautiful and like home.
im sure the owner dosent see it this way. i hope this place shuts down sooner”