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June 8, 2023
Every Day is World Oceans Day at SeaWorld
For more than 60 years, SeaWorld has helped preserve the world’s oceans and protect the extraordinary animals that live in them.
Global Humane announced that SeaWorld Abu Dhabi and Yas SeaWorld Research & Rescue were both receiving certification.
May 17, 2023
What it Takes to Become Humane Certified
Yesterday, Global Humane – part of American Humane, the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare - announced that SeaWorld Abu Dhabi and Yas SeaWorld Research & Rescue were both receiving certification.
May 12, 2023
SeaWorld's Commitment to the Care and Conservation of Dolphins Around the World
At SeaWorld, our many teams – from rescue and research to veterinary and animal care – provide exceptional and accredited care to our dolphins every single day.
January 12, 2023
Full Statement on the Beached Killer Whale in Palm Coast on January 11
Thank you to everyone who has inquired about the stranded and deceased killer whale in Palm Coast on January 11.
September 22, 2022
20th Anniversary of Sea Otter Awareness Week – Special Spotlight on our Furry Friends
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Sea Otter Awareness Week, and our furry friends on the California coast deserve all the attention they can get.
June 28, 2022
SeaWorld Camp Through the Eyes of a Camper
This week, I will embark on my fourth year of attending SeaWorld Camp.
June 15, 2022
SeaWorld Partners in Conservation: Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute
The Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI) is SeaWorld’s longest-standing partner in conservation. Despite the shared name, HSWRI is a separate organization independent of SeaWorld.
May 23, 2022
Full Statement on the Passing of Rescue Ace the Pilot Whale
SeaWorld is sad to confirm that rescued short-finned pilot whale ‘Ace’ passed away recently at SeaWorld San Diego. A necropsy is being performed to determine cause of death.
April 25, 2022
Celebrating World Penguin Day with Eight Species of Penguin
World Penguin Day is the perfect time to celebrate some of our favorite animals in our care!
April 22, 2022
Saving the Florida Reef Tract
Coral reefs are incredibly large, complex underwater ecosystems. Despite occurring in about 1% of the ocean, coral reefs are home to over 25% of all ocean life. They are formed over the course of millennia from coral polyps, and house thousands of unique and diverse species.
April 14, 2022
Amazon River Dolphin Conservation Foundation
The Amazon river dolphin, sometimes known as the pink river dolphin or “boto” in Portuguese, is an endangered species of river dolphin found throughout the Amazon basin in Brazil. These dolphins face many challenges — not only are they threated by typical issues such as pollution and habitat degradation, but they are also frequently hunted and used as fishing bait.
March 24, 2022
SeaWorld Hosts a Press Conference on Public Private Partnership to Save the Manatee
In response to the ongoing Unusual Mortality Event (UME) impacting manatees on the East Coast, SeaWorld will double the critical care space at its Rescue facility in Orlando.
SeaWorld Rescue Team returning rehabilitated Sea Turtles to the ocean.
March 11, 2022
SeaWorld Returns 10 Rehabilitated Critically Endangered Sea Turtles to Canaveral National Seashore
On March 4, 2022, the SeaWorld Orlando Rescue team hit the beach to return 10 rehabilitated Kemp’s ridley sea turtles to Canaveral National Seashore.
March 8, 2022
The Baby Beluga with a Fighting Spirit - Tyonek's Story
Today marks the four-year anniversary of Tyonek the beluga whale joining the SeaWorld San Antonio beluga pod.
February 23, 2022
The State of North Atlantic Right Whales
North Atlantic right whales are a critically endangered species with an estimated 350 left in the world today.
February 17, 2022
SeaWorld Conservation Partnerships with New Ride Openings Raise Awareness and Provide Funding for Marine Animals in Need
Over the next few months, SeaWorld will be opening two of the most anticipated coasters of 2022 according to USA TODAY: Ice Breaker and Emperor.
January 26, 2022
SeaWorld Conservation Fund Reaches Milestone of $19 Million in Grants
In exciting news, the SeaWorld Conservation Fund (SWCF) has reached a milestone of more than $19 million in grants to organizations focused on the conservation of animals and their ecosystems.
January 26, 2022
SeaWorld Conservation Fund Reaches Milestone of $19 Million in Grants
In exciting news, the SeaWorld Conservation Fund (SWCF) has reached a milestone of more than $19 million in grants to organizations focused on the conservation of animals and their ecosystems.
Manatees
December 31, 2021
Year In Review: SeaWorld’s Work With Animals in Need of Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Return
During 2021, SeaWorld Rescue teams across all three parks mobilized to help rescue and rehabilitate animals in need with the end goal of being able to return them to their natural habitat.
Walrus Awareness Week
December 10, 2021
Celebrating Walrus Awareness Week
The first full week of December serves as Walrus Awareness Week, and we couldn’t be happier to be talking about these massive marine mammals.
November 24, 2021
An Update on Signage
Over the course of the last few days, we’ve had quite a few inquiries about the changes SeaWorld Orlando’s undergoing from a signage perspective.
November 22, 2021
Impactful Work for Florida's Manatees
For 45 years SeaWorld has been committed to the rescue, rehabilitation, and return of manatees. With the species being somewhat unique to the eastern seaboard – and many being right outside our doors in Florida – they hold a special place in our hearts.
November 8, 2021
SeaWorld's Role in Manatee Preservation
November marks the start of National Manatee Awareness Month, and it couldn’t come at a more critical time for the species. Florida’s manatees are currently experiencing an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) – a larger than normal number of fatalities among a given marine mammal population.
SeaWorld Rescue Team assisting a Manatee
October 29, 2021
October Manatee Rescue & Returns
October has been a busy month for SeaWorld Rescue. Our veterinary and care teams have been working tirelessly to ensure the manatees in our care are reaching their goal weights and getting healthy so that they can return to their natural environment. To that end, we’re happy to report we were able to return two healthy manatees this month!
Jonas with his plush stingrays
October 13, 2021
(Sting)ray of Sunshine
Tiffany Holloway is a rockstar single mom of four amazing boys, but you may know her better from her viral Reddit story. When we heard their story, and saw how passionate the family was about marine life, we brought them out to SeaWorld Orlando for an experience they’d never forget!
Gisele Montano
June 8, 2021
SeaWorld Veterinarian Joins OCEARCH’s Expedition Carolinas
SeaWorld Veterinarian and Reproductive Physiologist Dr. Gisele Montano recently joined the global non-profit organization OCEARCH on an ocean research expedition off the coast of the Carolinas. Dr. Montano shares more about SeaWorld’s partnership with OCEARCH and her experience on the expedition.
June 7, 2021
How SeaWorld Rescues Wildlife in Danger
Late last month, the Guy Harvey team joined us at SeaWorld Orlando to get an inside look at the work the SeaWorld Rescue team does day in, day out. The team met with various animal care specialists and shared their experience with us.
April 23, 2021
What DNA Can Teach Us
We know it’s impolite to ask someone’s age – but for marine mammals it might be a critical question for conservation.
Coral Restoration
April 22, 2021
Earth Day 2021 – Our Continued Commitment
While many challenges now face our Earth, there are a lot of reasons to remain optimistic for the planet we call home. Learn more about SeaWorld’s conservation efforts, the important work we lead with partners, and how you can help care for our planet.
A rescued dolphin with the SeaWorld Cares team
March 15, 2021
Protecting Marine Animals through Purpose-Driven Partnerships
Dr. Chris Dold, SeaWorld’s Chief Zoological Officer, talks about protecting marine animals, with critical support from partner organizations, despite the challenges and obstacles that have arisen from COVID-19.
Escape from Extinction Movie Poster
October 28, 2020
Escape From Extinction Q&A Session with Dr. Chris Dold
Dr. Dold, the Chief Zoological Officer at SeaWorld, sat down with us for a Q&A session about the new, eye-opening documentary, Escape From Extinction.
SeaWorld Logo
June 10, 2020
Update on SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Operations
We are very excited to announce that seven of our parks have been approved to reopen with capacity limitations and enhanced health and safety protocols.
Earth Day 2020
April 22, 2020
10 Ways SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Celebrate Earth Day, Every Day (+ 3 Ways You Can Too!)
Today the world is marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, but at our SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Parks we strive to celebrate and care for the planet every day.
Earth Day
April 22, 2020
Composting: Turning Food Waste into Rich Soil
Composting is a great way to lessen your carbon footprint, cut down on the amount of garbage arriving at landfills, and create a healthy batch of soil that can be used in any garden.
Manta Roller Coaster Background Preview
April 21, 2020
Virtual Conferencing Backgrounds
Take your co-workers, family and friends on a virtual visit to any of our parks with these virtual conferencing backgrounds.
Rescue Team
April 20, 2020
SeaWorld’s Life-Saving Rescue Work Continues
While our SeaWorld parks may be temporarily closed, our animal care teams continue their life-saving efforts rescuing animals in need, providing rehabilitative care, and returning animals that are ready for a second chance at life.
two whales
February 16, 2020
SeaWorld Parks Celebrates World Whale Day
On this World Whale Day, SeaWorld remains committed to the preservation and protection of whale populations
Kangaroo being treated for burned pads in the midst of the Australian Wildfires
January 10, 2020
SWBGCF Approves Emergency Crisis Grant to Help Save Wildlife Impacted by Massive Australian Wildfires
The Seaworld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund approved an emergency crisis grant for Minton Farm in South Australia
Turtle Reef at SeaWorld San Antonio
January 8, 2020
SeaWorld Parks Leading the Future of Zoo and Aquarium Design with Dynamic Habitat Initiative
Continually advancing the quality of habitat design, supported by state-of the art science and more than 55 years of animal care expertise.
Rescued! Bingley the Manatee
November 12, 2019
SeaWorld Reaches Milestone of 36,000 Rescues
SeaWorld Announces its 36,000th Animal Rescue; a Testament to an Enduring Commitment to Protect Wildlife
October 7, 2019
Meet Molly Martony One of the Research Scientists Working With Ocearch
Molly is a practicing veterinarian who completed a year-long aquatic veterinary internship at SeaWorld San Diego and the National Marine Mammal Foundation.
Cinder Bottle Feeding
September 13, 2019
Rescued Sea Otter Gets Second Chance at Life at SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego is giving a second chance at life to a five-week-old female northern sea otter pup named Cinder, who was orphaned and stranded in Alaska.
Southern resident whale leaping out of ocean
June 5, 2019
SeaWorld Aids Efforts to Address the Southern Resident Killer Whale Crisis
Last year, the number of southern residents in existence plunged to a 35-year low. SeaWorld is offering expert veterinary support and forwarding critical conservation research to save the population.
Bee Keepers
May 20, 2019
How One Species is Helping Endangered & Threatened Animals up to Two Million Times Their Size at SeaWorld
SeaWorld Orlando’s Honey Bee Conservation Program was created to provide a haven for bees. Today, the honey they produce is used by the veterinary team to heal rescued and endangered animals up to two million times their size.
Turtle swimming under water
May 13, 2019
Turtle Reef Turns Tide on Zero Waste with First of its Kind Zoological Bio-Filtration System
SeaWorld San Antonio debuts a first of its kind biofiltration system in a zoological setting, planting wetlands to help filter animal waste and teach guests about the balance of diverse ecosystems.
May 10, 2019
With Threats On The Rise, Ocean Animals Need SeaWorld Now More Than Ever
Jody Westberg, a member of SeaWorld San Diego’s rescue team, explains how humans impact ocean environments and why rescue teams serve as a crucial line of defense for some of marine life’s most insurmountable threats.
A teacher and a group of students inside of a classroom
May 7, 2019
How a Third Grade Teacher’s Trip to SeaWorld Became a Life-Changing Lesson on Conservation
SeaWorld’s no-plastic-straws policy surprised one visiting third grade teacher, until she discovered the impact plastic straws truly have on the environment.
2019 Youth Advisory Council for SeaWorld Parks Entertainment
April 3, 2019
2019 Youth Advisory Council
Part of our mission at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is to inspire the next generation of stewards for our planet. One way we do this is through the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Youth Advisory Council.
Polystyrene Plate Photo
March 5, 2019
SeaWorld Says Goodbye to Polystyrene Foam Dinnerware Products
It is estimated that trillions of pieces of plastics, including polystyrene foam products, litter the environment and our oceans today. In an effort to help protect marine wildlife, SeaWorld is switching to dinnerware products made from 100% recycled material in all 12 of its parks.
Dolphin Kiss Preview
February 24, 2019
Impromptu Moment Between a Dolphin his Caretakers Leads to Viral Video
Animal Care Specialist Ashley Orcutt offers a behind-the-scenes look at the unique, playful animal behavior of Diego the Dolphin.
SeaWorld rescue team rescuing stranded manatee
August 17, 2018
On The Road: SeaWorld Rescues Stranded Manatee in South Carolina
Members of the SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Team took to the road this week to aid a manatee spotted in the upper reaches of the Cooper River in Charleston, S.C
SeaWorld Veterinarians taking care of dolphin
August 17, 2018
Humane Society of the United States Partnership
In 2016, SeaWorld and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) – two leading organizations in their respective fields with a shared mission of protecting animals - joined together in a partnership focused on the health of our oceans and the animals that call them home.
Guy Harvey standing in front of shark painting
August 17, 2018
Guy Harvey's Passion For Marine Life Extends Beyond The Canvas, Making SeaWorld A Natural Fit
You may recognize his name from the line of colorful apparel that fishermen everywhere love to sport but Guy Harvey’s passion for the oceans goes much deeper than the renowned art he creates.
Members of SeaWorld Orlando's Youth Advisory Council
August 17, 2018
Youth Advisory Council – the Next Generation Taking Action with SeaWorld
Our purpose is to inspire people to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. Educating and inspiring future generations is critical to the survival of our planet, and we can all do our part to make a difference.
Shark drawn in Guy Harvey style
August 17, 2018
Protecting Sharks and our Oceans with World-Renowned Marine Artist and Conservationist, Guy Harvey
As long-time fans of Guy Harvey, we are proud of our work together to protect the world’s oceans and one of the most critical predators in them – the shark.
Teens who received SeaWorld's Environmental Excellence Awards
August 17, 2018
Recognizing the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders
Nearly half of the world’s population of over seven billion people are under the age of twenty-five. At SeaWorld, we recognize that if we’re serious about addressing the environmental challenges facing our planet we must inspire and support the next generation of conservation leaders.
Cerro Blanco Protected Forest
August 17, 2018
SeaWorld Aids Efforts to Recover Endangered Species
Throughout its history, SeaWorld supported a number of conservation organizations with expert knowledge and resources.
April 17, 2018
UPDATE: Rescued Sea Lion Pup On The Road To Recovery
On Feb. 4 the SeaWorld Rescue Team was called in to help a malnourished sea lion pup that had taken a seat at the local Marine Room Restaurant in La Jolla, CA.
Sea lion with debris stuck in its mouth
April 17, 2018
5 Times Marine Animals Picked Up Your Marine Debris
Remember that plastic bottle that fell out of your car, or the plastic bag that got away from you at the grocery store? Maybe you forgot to throw away your fishing line after a day on the water. To you these ordinary items may be a single piece of litter - that you swear you’ll pick up next time. But to many marine mammals these items can be life threatening.
March 17, 2018
SeaWorld Continues to Rescue High Number of Sea Lion Pups
In 2015, SeaWorld San Diego participated in a record breaking number of rescues after aiding nearly 1,000 malnourished and emaciated sea lion pups. Since the start of 2016, SeaWorld has rescued more than 200 marine mammals, the majority of which once again are malnourished, emaciated California sea lion pups.
Scuba diver and yellow fish
March 17, 2018
Saving The Reefs One Fish At A Time
What was once just a swim at Discovery Cove in Orlando is now an opportunity to connect to the world’s oceans by supporting a conservation research program that aims to protect the planet’s most fragile ocean reefs - Rising Tide Conservation.
March 17, 2018
Rescued In The Nick Of Time
Late last month a dolphin calf and mother were sighted in Mosquito Lagoon off the east coast of Florida. While under observation experts spotted something black, potentially fishing line or debris, under the water.
Sea lion sitting in restaurant booth
March 17, 2018
A Sea Lion Walks Into a Restaurant...
On Thursday, SeaWorld San Diego’s rescue team was called to rescue a malnourished sea lion pup from a restaurant’s booth. The sea lion had apparently spent the night there in an effort to find food and seek shelter from the higher than normal tide.
Tangled Humpback Whale Gets Help From Seaworld Rescue Team
March 17, 2018
Tangled Humpback Whale Gets Help From Seaworld Rescue Team
The SeaWorld Rescue Team was called in to aid in the disentanglement of a 25-foot juvenile humpback whale seen off the coast of La Jolla, CA. The whale, estimate to be 1 year old, was spotted approximately 3 miles off the coast with fishing line running through its mouth and entangled around its fluke area.
SeaWorld San Diego employees receiving award for waste reduction and recycling efforts
March 17, 2018
SeaWorld San Diego Leads the Way in Recycling
SeaWorld San Diego just received an incredible honor, and we could not be more proud!
Sea lion mom and her pup
March 17, 2018
It’s A…Sea Lion!
Minerva, a sea lion from SeaWorld Orlando, gave birth to a healthy female pup on July 1. Here’s a look at how mom and her beautiful pup are doing.
March 17, 2018
One Small Fry For Rising Tide, One Giant Leap For Marine Aquaculture
Right now there are 100 to 150 juvenile yellow tangs, ranging in age from 70 to 90 days old, happily swimming in their tanks - and the best part? There are more are on the way! Why is that a big deal you ask? Let’s take a step back… Where did all of these yellow tang come from?
Three orcas at SeaWorld jumping in air
March 17, 2018
Educational Encounters and EXPERIENCES THAT MATTER
SeaWorld introduced new, inspiring, natural orca encounters as part of our ongoing commitment to education, marine science research and the rescue of marine animals. SeaWorld’s orcas continue to live at the parks’ state-of-the-art habitats where they inspire millions of guests each year to take action with SeaWorld to protect wild animals and the places they live.
SeaWorld trainer holding pilot whale's fin
February 2, 2018
Rescued, Rehabilitated and Reunited at SeaWorld Orlando
It was the morning of September 1, 2012 when unsuspecting beach goers stumbled upon an heartbreaking scene. A mass stranding of 22 pilot whales on the shores of Ft. Pierce, Florida.
Members of SeaWorld Orlando's Youth Advisory Council
February 2, 2018
Meet The 2018 SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Youth Advisory Council
Meet The Next Generation Pledging To Taking Action with SeaWorld.
SeaWorld volunteers cleaning up trash on beach
January 17, 2018
Top 10 Tips for Conserving Marine Life
From the food we eat to the air we breathe, nearly all life on this planet depends on our ocean. That means conserving and caring for the sea and the animals living in it begins at home—even if home is miles away from the ocean. Just start somewhere. From using less water at home to knowing more about the fish you eat to keeping trash out of our waterways—which all lead to our one ocean—little actions can make a big difference.
SeaWorld San Antonio Beluga Whale Kenai
October 5, 2017
Meet Kenai, the Newest Beluga Calf at SeaWorld San Antonio
On August 11, 2016, a new addition joined the SeaWorld San Antonio beluga whale family.
Wild orcas swimming in the ocean
October 5, 2017
Could Killer Whales Become Extinct – Yes, But There’s Hope!
There is sad news from the West Coast of the U.S. According to reports, a wild juvenile orca within the Southern Resident pod has died from malnutrition.
Three orcas at SeaWorld jumping in air
August 17, 2017
Milestones: Fifty Years of Helping Animals
Over the last 50 years, the SeaWorld Rescue Teams have come to the aid of more than 31,000 ill, injured or orphaned animals in need of expert care.
Wildlife Alliance volunteer feeding rescued elephant
August 17, 2017
SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund Highlight: Wildlife Alliance
For over 50 years, SeaWorld has been a leader in wildlife conservation, research and conservation education. The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund provides resources for a wide variety of conservation programs worldwide that align with four key areas: animal rescue and rehabilitation, conservation education, habitat protection and species research.
Yellow tang fish swimming in SeaWorld Orlando aquarium
July 19, 2017
World’s First Commercial Shipment of Aquacultured Yellow Tang Debuts at SeaWorld Orlando
A very special school of fish made their public debut at SeaWorld Orlando on June 1.
Rescued Sea Lion at SeaWorld
July 19, 2017
4 Things I Learned From The Rescue Team
First off: I never, ever forget how extremely fortunate and lucky I am to work alongside SeaWorld San Diego’s Rescue Team.
SeaWorld volunteers releasing rehabilitated manatee
June 8, 2017
30,000 Rescues – SeaWorld and Supporters Reach Milestone
30,000 Rescues – that’s more than one rescue every day for over 50 years, and more than 4 rescues each and every day since 2010 alone!
August 17, 2016
SeaWorld Announces Partnership with Miral to Develop SeaWorld Abu Dhabi
SeaWorld is heading to the middle east, in partnership with Miral, to create a next-generation marine life themed park experience, as well as the UAE’s first Marine Life Research, Rescue, Rehabilitation and Return Center by 2022!
SeaWorld volunteers rescuing tangled dolphin
August 3, 2016
SeaWorld’s Florida and Texas Rescue Teams Join Forces to Save Entangled Dolphin
Earlier today, the SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Team – after a 2-day trek across the country – met up with the SeaWorld San Antonio Rescue Team where they both joined forces with The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and members of the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network to help rescue a bottlenose dolphin that was found entangled in fishing gear near South Padre Island in Texas.
Penguin at SeaWorld Orlando wearing a wetsuit
August 3, 2016
SeaWorld to the Rescue with the World's Cutest Wetsuit
If you've been to Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin at SeaWorld Orlando recently you may have seen a very special penguin waddling around sporting a rather handsome outfit. And if you haven't, let us introduce you to Wonder Twin!
SeaWorld veterinarian Kelsey Herrick holding a stethoscope
August 3, 2016
Meet Dr. Kelsey Herrick, a Great SeaWorld Vet
I have met great people at SeaWorld San Diego who help save animals but sometimes I have questions after I go home to Arizona. When I’m not at SeaWorld I make a list of questions and send them to the friends I’ve met, like Dr. Kelsey Herrick. She’s a SeaWorld veterinarian that helps take care of the animals that live in the park and the ones that need help because they were sick or hurt and rescued.
August 3, 2016
Guy Harvey Paints Shark Mural at SeaWorld Orlando
On May 23 and 24, visitors to SeaWorld Orlando will have the unique opportunity to watch world-renowned marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey paint a signature mural in the park’s new realm, Shark Wreck Reef. The 16-foot by 24-foot original artwork, featuring a Mako shark, will join only a handful of murals created by the celebrated artist and will be a focal point in the heart of SeaWorld’s Orlando park.
Monkey sitting in tree in rainforest
August 3, 2016
SeaWorld Comes to the Aid of Orphaned Primates
The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund has been a leader in wildlife conservation, research and conservation education for 13 years. And while most of the grants awarded by the Fund go to projects with defined timelines and long-term objectives and goals, the Fund does receive requests for crisis grants when conservation organizations are faced with unforeseeable challenges.
August 3, 2016
From Coral Reefs to Aquariums: Protecting Tropical Fish
This is where programs like Rising Tide Conservation play a vital role. Started by SeaWorld, and now including universities, professional aquarists, aquaculture facilities and retail pet supply companies as partners, Rising Tide Conservation promotes efforts to breed and raise marine tropical fish in aquaculture facilities rather than collecting them in the wild.
SeaWorld veterinarian checking the heartbeat of a stranded manatee
May 2, 2016
CHAMPIONS OF THE WILD, SeaWorld Surpasses 28,000 Rescues
SeaWorld has surpassed 28,000 rescues...but we won’t stop there!
Life in a Sea Pen
March 24, 2016
Sea Cages - A High-Risk Proposition
Never in the history of mankind has an orca born under human care survived a release to the wild.
SeaWorld San Diego volunteering releasing sea lions
March 2, 2016
SeaWorld Continues to Rescue and Rehabilitate Hundreds of Sea Lions
Just two and a half months into this year and SeaWorld San Diego has rescued 475 marine mammals, and counting, breaking the park’s long-standing record made in 1983!
Sea Lion mom and pup
March 2, 2016
Sea Lion Crisis Continues into 2016
In 2015, SeaWorld played a vital role in rescuing hundreds of sea lion pups that were found malnourished, dehydrated and otherwise ill on California beaches and some other unusual places.
SeaWorld San Diego rescue team releasing sea lion
August 17, 2015
Meet The SeaWorld San Diego Rescue Team
Since 1965, SeaWorld San Diego has rescued more than 17,000 animals, with sea lions, seals and marine birds comprising the vast majority of those animals rescued.
Grey whale swimming in ocean
August 17, 2015
The Story of J.J. The Rescued Gray Whale
In recognition of National Wildlife Day last Sunday, Sept. 4, SeaWorld San Diego's Rescue Team shared the story of J.J., the orphaned gray whale calf that was found dehydrated, hypoglycemic and comatose off the coast of California on Jan. 10, 1997.
Pilot Whales swimming in SeaWorld tank
August 17, 2015
Three Pilot Whales Changed This Animal Trainer's Life
I am a whale and dolphin trainer at SeaWorld Orlando. Three years ago today, I experienced something unforgettable - not at our park, but on a beach.
SeaWorld Aquarium
August 17, 2015
Rising Tide Conservation
Did you know that coral reefs are one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world, rivaling rain forests for the number of species inhabiting them? The sad truth is that coral reefs face growing threats, including ocean acidification, warming ocean temperatures, coral bleaching, pollution and over-exploitation.
Two killer whales swimming in ocean
August 17, 2015
Research Helps Wild Whales
We conduct ground-breaking killer whale research, providing critical insights that have direct benefits for science. The animals in our care allow researchers, biologists and conservationists to better understand and conserve these remarkable animals in the wild.
Feeding a baby monkey food through a bottle
August 17, 2015
SeaWorld is working to protect animals across the globe, and the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund is an important part of those efforts.
SeaWorld is working to protect animals across the globe, and the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund is an important part of those efforts. The Fund has granted more than $16 million to over 1,200 projects in 60 countries and on all seven continents around the world.
SeaWorld volunteers holding trapped dolphin
August 17, 2015
On Call 24/7 To Help Animals
As first responders, our legacy of animal rescue spans more than 50 years, and has benefited tens of thousands of ill, injured and orphaned animals. What started as a few dedicated volunteers has evolved in to a world-renowned and highly-skilled Rescue Team that is ready to act a moment’s notice.
Wild orcas swimming in the ocean
August 17, 2015
CHAMPIONS OF THE WILD - SeaWorld Commits $1.5 Million to The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
SeaWorld and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced an additional commitment of $1.5 million over three years from SeaWorld to the Killer Whale Research and Conservation Program (KWRCP). The program is dedicated primarily to providing support to aid in the recovery of the endangered Southern Resident killer whale population found in the coastal waters of Washington State and surrounding areas, known as the Salish Sea.
Family looking at sea turtles at SeaWorld
August 17, 2015
Inspiring care is at the heart of our company’s mission, and we support three related areas of philanthropic focus: children, education, and the environment.
We support three related areas of philanthropic focus: children, education, and the environment. We're committed to the communities in which we live, learn, work and play. We partner with charities across the country whose values and missions are aligned with our own, including: hospitals, organizations that serve, children with disabilities, animal shelter and rescue groups.
SeaWorld Veterinarian caring for dolphin
August 17, 2015
Our Passion for Animals and the World-Class Care They Receive
As you can imagine, caring for thousands of animals -- including the many we rescue each year – is quite an undertaking. Our passionate animal care team is among the best in the world.
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