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.
An orphaned manatee calf was rescued yesterday afternoon by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, and then transported to SeaWorld Orlando late yesterday for rehabilitation and long-term care. The young calf was spotted swimming alone by a private citizen prior to its rescue from Sykes Creek in Merritt Island, Fla.
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.
On February 25, Discovery Cove welcomed its newest addition to the park – an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin born at 10:05 p.m. Mom (Kendall) and calf are both doing great and are under the watchful eye of the animal training team. Take a peek at this video to hear an update from Gina McDaniel, zoological supervisor, who is part of the team caring for this bundle of joy.
Animals at SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove and Aquatica Florida don't celebrate the Oscars like people do, but if they did here are a few nominees we'd be sure to see...
On August 7, 2012, the Brevard County Sheriff's office responded to a report of a possible dead body in the Indian River Lagoon. However, when officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a loggerhead sea turtle, instead. Due to his unique discovery, he earned the name “Lazarus: The Presumed Dead Loggerhead."
Just about any time of the year is Valentine's Day at SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, Aquatica and Busch Gardens — with more than 20,000 births across all of our parks, we have some of the biggest and best breeding programs around. Check out some of the fascinating strategies our animals may use when they're looking for love: