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.
Last week was the celebration of the top predator of the Arctic -- the polar bear. The first official Polar Bear Week ever was a success!
Animals in need around the world will benefit from more than $1.1 million in grants awarded this year by the non-profit SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. Since its inception, the Fund has granted more than $9 million to protect wildlife and wild places.
I have very exciting news! Jeni Fain, an Animal Care Specialist at Wild Arctic, and I were selected to be Conservation Ambassadors for the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund (SWBGCF). We will be participating in Polar Bears International’s Leadership Camps where we will learn about polar bears, climate change, and how each of us can help make a world of a difference.
Although they’re young, the first graders at the Cahoon Elementary Magnet School of Animal Science are no strangers to the conservation issues that threaten our world. Through a partnership with Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, these students have been learning about the modern-day challenges effecting walrus populations. To shed some light on the subject, students were treated to a visit from renowned Marine Mammal Specialist