Four performing dolphins have been rescued from a hotel in Bali.

The animals - one of whom is blind from apparent chlorine poisoning - were used to perform tricks for tourists at The Melka Hotel. One animal died a few days before a rescue attempt in August.

Marks were visible on one of the dolphins, caused by jumping up onto the poolside tiles.

The rescue calls attention to the ongoing plight of performing animals in Indonesia, where dolphin circuses are still legal. An estimated 1500 animals are held in cruel conditions for entertainment purposes.

The dolphins were rescued by The Dolphin Project, who claimed that three two leaf monkeys, three saltwater crocodiles, several birds, snakes, and porcupines were also removed from the property.