SeaWorld San Diego has a world of experience when it comes to animal transports. We have the “transport guru” Keith Yip who facilitates and organizes all SeaWorld transports as well as years of experience among the support staff to accomplish the transport plan he creates. But after talking to Keith about Szenja’s transport to the Pittsburgh Zoo, he couldn’t stress enough that her transport was very unique.
This morning SeaWorld's animal rescue team returned manatee Kahula, who weighs close to 900 pounds, to the waters off Merritt Island, Fla. You might have seen Kahula in our rehab pool - the one with the scare around his entire body.
Kahula was just a bit excited to be back home
The Asian Pangolin tops a list that no animal wants to be on – the list of the most heavily traded species in the illegal wildlife trade. Although the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of these unique animals has made significant progress in recent years, there is still plenty of room for improvement.
December 10, 2011 was planting day for the campers at Busch Gardens Tampa. For the last three years, as part of the park’s summer camp program, campers have been helping raise hundreds of their own salt marsh plants, all species native to the Tampa Bay estuary.
Only one breed of bear calls the dense jungles of South America home – the Spectacled Bear. These shy creatures are rarely seen and have become listed as “Vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List. Although population data is sketchy, some estimates suggest that fewer than 3,000 spectacled bears may remain in the wild today. The reasons for their disappearance are many – poaching, destruction of their habitat, and being killed by farmers as agricultural pests.
Conservation is once again the big winner! SeaWorld San Diego continued its support of conservation and animal protection efforts in Southern California with its donation of nearly $5,000 ($4,812.02 to be exact!) to the San Diego chapter of the Conservation Fund.
American alligators are featured at SeaWorld San Diego's Animal Connections.