Russia's Ministry Of Defense Wants To Buy 5 Dolphins — But Why?
The Russian Ministry of Defense wants the dolphins to "display motor activity." The country hasn't said what it plans to use them for.By Katie Link | March 13, 2016
The Russian Ministry of Defense is in the market for some dolphins. But we don't really know why.
A bid posted on Russia's public procurement website says the government wants five bottlenose dolphins — two females and three males — that are between the ages of 3 and 5 years old.
But no dud dolphins need apply. According to local media, the ministry only wants animals that "display motor activity" and are of an average length.