The new, hit movie “Dolphin Tale,” brought much-deserved attention this weekend to extraordinary wildlife rescue efforts done at marine mammal facilities around the world. The SeaWorld Rescue Team – which also helped with the initial rescue transport of the film’s star Winter – uses its expertise and creativity every day to devise new ways to rescue, treat and return to nature these extraordinary animals. No rescue, no case is ever the same. Examples of this ingenuity at work include:
Thursday morning (August 2, 2012), SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Rescue team traveled to Merritt Island, Fla. to return a rescued manatee and her two-week-old calf to their natural environment.
A pregnant manatee rescued by SeaWorld’s Animal team in June has given birth to a healthy manatee calf!
This past Sunday, SeaWorld's animal rescue team traveled to Three Sisters Island, in Volusia County, Fla. to rescue a stranded newborn dolphin calf.
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
On March 9th, a team of marine animal rescue experts --from SeaWorld Orlando, NOAA Fisheries Services, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Chicago Zoological Society, Mote Marine Lab, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and University of Florida – worked together to free a dolphin that had been tangled in fishing line in the Ten Thousand Islands area, a chain of islands off the coast of southwest Florida between Cape Romano and Marco Island.
Dermot Mulroney recently made about 300 new feathery friends at SeaWorld San Diego! During a behind-the-scenes tour at the park’s Penguin Encounter, the film actor met, among others, "King Tut, a king penguin who lives with four other species in their chilly 25-degree habitat.
SeaWorld San Diego recently rescued a young California sea lion with a severe wound on her flipper. Following X-rays, park veterinarians found out that she had actually been shot and a bullet fragment was lodged in her shoulder blade.
As we celebrate Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share our love for animals with you. Happy Valentine’s Day from SeaWorld!