Aug 09

How Aurora Comes to Life

When you see her soaring over the pool at Dolphin Stadium you can’t help but wonder how neat it would be to have that job. Aurora, the spirit of the sea, dazzles audiences at the “Blue Horizons” show each and every day at SeaWorld San Diego. But, what exactly does it take to play the character? What does she do to get ready for the show and what’s it like backstage? Here is a behind-the-scenes look at Aurora from “Blue Horizons.”

Jun 06


by Staff

We are saddened to share that Taima, a 20-year-old killer whale at SeaWorld Orlando, died today from complications associated with the birthing process.

"We are very saddened by this loss,” said Dr. Chris Dold, vice president of veterinary services for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. "Although we understand that complications with pregnancy can occur here, just as they do in the wild, the loss of any animal affects all of us at SeaWorld.”

May 07

A Message on the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: From Veterinarian Dr. Chris Dold

by Staff

As the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico threatens to become one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history, a team of federal and NGO (non-governmental organizations) veterinarians and animal rehabilitation experts have formed an Incident Command Center to respond to Oiled Wildlife Events.

SeaWorld and Busch Gardens remain in close contact with these officials and they are aware of our willingness to assist. At this time, they have not decided how we can best assist the effort.

Apr 13

Wild Ways to Stay Cool

by Staff

Animals instinctively know how to stay cool in the blazing hot months - even in scorching temperatures. We humans often complain if our air conditioner breaks down on an 80-degree day. So let's take a cue or two from some of our heat-tolerant animal friends you can find at SeaWorld and Busch Gardens.

Apr 12

Get WILD with SeaWorld and Nat Geo Wild on April 24

by Staff

SeaWorld and National Geographic are teaming up to celebrate the launch of a new TV channel - Nat Geo WILD - and you're invited! Be part of one of the biggest cable launches ever as Nat Geo WILD sets up camp at SeaWorld Orlando for a truly wild day. Nat Geo WILD will get viewers closer than ever to wild animals with fascinating original programs and stunning television events. Set against the planet's awe-inspiring places, Nat Geo WILD showcases incredible stories of animals from around the world.

Mar 04

Illegal Wildlife Trade in Vietnam

by Staff

The illegal wildlife trade represents the greatest threat to wildlife in Vietnam. Recognizing the urgent need for action against this threat, a local conservation group, Education for Nature Vietnam, established its Wildlife Crimes Unit to facilitate public action in reporting crimes and assist government agencies tasked with wildlife protection.

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