In Kenya, innovative technology is being used to help track elephants by cell phone, which due to the intersecting living spaces of humans and animals, helps to minimize conflict between locals and these amazing, yet potentially dangerous animals.
This Mother’s Day weekend we celebrate moms everywhere – and of every kind. Even after witnessing more than 20 killer whale births at our parks, we're always amazed at the care killer whale calves receive from their mothers. Here are some fast facts on killer whales and why we think they are such fantastic moms.
Killer whale calves start out life bigger than most human adults! From our experience, SeaWorld estimates newborns are about 8.5 ft. (2.6 m) long and weigh approximately 350 lb. (160 kg).
On Wednesday, we celebrated International Polar Bear Day at SeaWorld San Diego’s Wild Arctic by unveiling a project that brought several departments together to build a conservation message. The idea to build a polar bear out of plastic bags came from a friend I met in Canada while participating in Polar Bears International Leadership Camp.
It's Feb. 27 -- do you know what that means? It's International Polar Bear Day!
To commemorate this amazing day at SeaWorld San Diego, my fellow Wild Arctic team members and I will be at the exhibit to celebrate with guests, as well as local elementary school students. I'll have a blog post ready for you about the celebration in the days to come.
Szenja, one of our two beautiful female polar bears, has a new boyfriend. His name is Koda and he lives at the Pittsburgh Zoo. We recently transported Szenja across the country to Pittsburgh where she’ll live for the next several months as part of a polar bear breeding program. The decision to send Szenja to Pittsburgh reflects our commitment to managing the polar bear population within zoological facilities.
Just about any time of the year is Valentine's Day at SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, Aquatica and Busch Gardens — with more than 20,000 births across all of our parks, we have some of the biggest and best breeding programs around. Check out some of the fascinating strategies our animals may use when they're looking for love:
A 3.5 foot-long, 35-pound dolphin was born at Discovery Cove on Friday, November 30 at 10:22 a.m.
This birth is notable because it marks the first time a dolphin at Discovery Cove has successfully given birth to a calf conceived through the use of “sperm-sexing” research, which involves separating sperm carrying a female-producing X chromosome from sperm carrying a male-producing Y chromosome.