SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Vice President of Veterinary Services, Dr. Chris Dold, was on site at the new Cetacean Rehabiliation Facility at SeaWorld Orlando to provide an update on how the newest resident, once-stranded pilot whale 301, is doing in her new home.
SeaWorld's Head Vet Provides Update on Once-Stranded Pilot Whale Now at SeaWorld Orlando's New Cetacean Rehabilitation Facility
The tide is turning, for the good, for a small coastal wetlands bird called the light-footed clapper rail. Once common in the early 1900s, this species diminished drastically due to loss of habitat. The clapper rail is now considered critically endangered, but thanks to a group called Team Clapper Rail, all that is changing.
A few weeks ago, a Muscovy duck was brought to SeaWorld with a discarded fishing line and hook embedded in his mouth. Although we're guessing that at one time there was something tasty at the end of the line, this unlucky duck was duped like many other ducks who nibble on discarded fishing material. Helping animals both big and small, our bird experts jumped on the opportunity to help unhook this little guy.
Recently, SeaWorld Orlando's animal rescue team returned three sea turtles to the waters off Florida's east coast. Each of the turtles had been cared for by the park's animal experts.
For a unique point-of-view, the team used GoPro video cameras and we think the look is pretty amazing. It's what it's like to help return now-healthy sea turtles to the wild.
In mid-April, a local resident found a great egret chick on the ground and brought it to SeaWorld’s animal care team for help. SeaWorld’s aviculturists have seen cases like this before and speculated that the chick probably fell from its nest.
Yesterday morning, SeaWorld Orlando's animal care team assisted Lil Joe the manatee back into the waters of Lake Dexter in Astor, Fla.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go on a manatee release? Here's a peek into yesterday's release.
On Tuesday, April 26, 2011, SeaWorld Orlando’s aviculture department welcomed a tawny frogmouth chick into the family. The baby bird, which resembles a handful of cotton balls with a beak, has been cared for 24/7 by our experienced aviculturists.
Coral reefs not only contribute to the overall beauty of the underwater world, but they are also one of the most dynamically diverse habitats. More than 7,300 species of fish call the Mesoamerican Reef home. These delicate, underwater ecosystems provide food, medicine and inspiration to generations of people as well.