Early Wednesday morning, September 5, 2012, SeaWorld Orlando’s animal rescue team transported four short-finned pilot whales from Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute’s Rehabilitation Center in Ft. Pierce, Fla. to SeaWorld Orlando.
SeaWorld Orlando's Animal Rescue Team, along with several agencies, responded to 22 short-finned pilot whales that stranded at Florida’s Avalon State Park Beach in St. Lucie County this past weekend.
Saturday, March 23 marked the seventh year that Earth Hour took place across the globe. It also marks the very first year that SeaWorld San Diego held an official Earth Hour event. Created by the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth Hour challenges everyone around the world to turn their lights off for one hour to help raise awareness about the need to take action against climate change.
Happy World Penguin Day from the globe’s benchmark penguin exhibit, SeaWorld San Diego’s Penguin Encounter! Today is a special World Penguin Day for us, seeing as in another month, the Encounter will celebrate its 30th anniversary, officially becoming comfortably middle-aged.
This May, the SeaWorld San Diego Penguin Encounter celebrates its 30th anniversary. For three decades, the Penguin Encounter weather hasn’t wavered much. It’s always been an unwelcoming brisk 25 degrees, with 100 percent chance of snow. These are temperatures that would keep your ice cream at proper set, but temperatures that keep emperor penguins at the casual.
Help us name the newest dolphin calf born at Discovery Cove on Monday, February 25, 2013. Each birth is exciting to us, and this time we have an added surprise! We are leaving the naming up to our fans.
After months of rehabilitation, SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Rescue Team returned a total of 16 sea turtles to their ocean home this week. Of these sea turtles, 15 were rescued Dec. 14, 2012, off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass., as part of a massive rescue of animals suffering from cold stress.
It was a bright sunny day and business as usual at SeaWorld San Diego. I grabbed my things and quickly ran out to meet Jody Westberg, our Stranded Animal Coordinator. I had never ventured that far into that area of SeaWorld, and as relatively new team member this was a novel experience to me. As I hurried over, I spotted Jody walking along the path, I called out to her, she greeted me and off we went— into the hustle and bustle of the animal care world!
With Easter just around the corner, rabbits are enjoying their “holiday spotlight”. The same goes for two of SeaWorld San Diego’s newest animal ambassadors: Bigwig and Clover. They’re both Flemish Giant Rabbits, which is one of the largest domesticated breeds in the world. How large, you ask? Well, it isn’t unusual for males and females (bucks and does) to average between 16 to 20 pounds. That is a lot of fluff and cute to love!