Feb 07

SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Care Team releases two manatees

This morning SeaWorld Orlando’s animal care team traveled to Satellite Beach, Fla., a warm-water site, to release two manatees into a side canal off of the Banana River. Both animals were rescued and transported to SeaWorld Orlando last winter by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), who was also on-site assisting with today’s release.

Oct 24

Species Spotlight: Silvery-cheeked Hornbill

Hornbills are unique birds that look spookier than they are. Native to coastal forests and woodland areas throughout Africa, a silvery-cheeked hornbill named George calls SeaWorld Orlando home, and makes appearances as an animal ambassador. Let’s discover more about the distinctive hornbill:

Sep 26

Species Spotlight: White-bellied Go-away Bird

Fall is in the air, and at Discovery Cove, so are exotic birds. There’s a pleasant variety of beautiful birds at Explorer’s Aviary – one of which is extremely unique. Houston is a white-bellied go-away bird that’s been at the Discovery Cove habitat since the park’s opening in 2000. He may tell you, “G’way”, but he would love to meet you!

Sep 01

Painted Dogs – A Rare Breed Indeed

by Staff

In the last 100 years, the African Painted Dog population has dropped a whopping 99% - down to just 3000 remaining dogs – making them one of the rarest species in all of Africa. These precious pups are often the victims of poaching, killings by farmers and run-ins with automobile traffic. But one organization has vowed to come to the aid of these defenseless dogs. The Painted Dog Conservation Program (PDCP) is focusing on research, education and community development in order to save them.

Aug 26

Up, Up and Away! SeaWorld San Diego Returns Brown Pelicans to the Wild

by Staff

SeaWorld San Diego recently returned seven brown pelicans back into the wild. The squadron of pelicans was rescued from all the way in Arizona several weeks ago after they were blown off course by monsoonal weather as they were flying north from their breeding areas in Baja.

Aug 10

Team Members in the Field, Making a Difference: Project Puffin

by Staff

The Conservation Ambassador Program sends our zoological experts into the field to work on remarkable conservation projects supported by the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. In addition to the great conservation work that they do, our experts will be able to share their experiences with our guests and educate them about the important work that we all do.

Aug 02

Explorers Club Honors Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute Scientist

by Staff

Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute senior research scientist, Brent Stewart, has joined an exclusive group that includes astrophysicist Carl Sagan, explorer Sir Edmund Hillary and astronaut Wally Schirra as a recipient of the 2011 Lowell Thomas Award.

Jul 29

SeaWorld's Head Vet Provides Update on Once-Stranded Pilot Whale Now at SeaWorld Orlando's New Cetacean Rehabilitation Facility

by Staff

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.

Jul 05

What It's Like: Returning Sea Turtles to the Wild

by Staff

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.

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