May 02

SeaWorld San Diego Hoping for Pregnancy after Conducting Artificial Insemination with Park’s Polar Bear

SeaWorld San Diego’s zoological team, including Dr. Justine O’Brien from the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Reproductive Research Center, recently conducted artificial insemination with a female polar bear named Snowflake. The 19-year-old bear will be monitored for a potential pregnancy starting in early fall when animal care specialists will test her progesterone levels in the hopes of a pregnancy.

Apr 09

Marine Animal Adaptations

I learned that adaptations are the changes some animals make to be able to survive in their environment. Different marine animals have adaptations that help them live in and out of water.

Whales and other animals swimming in cold water need to stay warm. They have warm blood so they have layers of blubber so their bodies don’t get too cold.

Nov 04

Trainer Talk: Polar Bears Part One

It’s Polar Bear Week! We are excited to be a partner with Polar Bears International in our quest to bring awareness about this amazing species! What better way to do so than to devote an entire week just to Polar Bears!

Sep 05

Kids Ask Trainers: Polar Bear Edition

Trainers and animal care specialists at SeaWorld San Diego dedicate their lives to the animals in their care. They demonstrate their commitment, passion and dedication every day, whether they work with a tiny cleaner fish or a mighty killer whale. Not only are they passionate about caring for animals, but they also love sharing their knowledge with guests and animal lovers everywhere.

Aug 20

Exploring the Wild Arctic

I had so much fun on the Wild Arctic Up-Close Tour the last time I was at SeaWorld San Diego. You can see the animals through windows on the other side of the exhibit but on the tour you get to go see the animals from inside. It’s awesome because you get to see how the SeaWorld trainers take care of the animals. You get to learn about beluga whales, polar bears and walruses. Our tour guide let me stand at the front with her and knew a lot about animals.

Jun 18

The Bears Are Back!

Szenja and Snowflake, SeaWorld San Diego’s 18-year-old female polar bears, are back home at Wild Arctic after their five-month breeding visit to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.


Nov 06

Raise Your Paw for Polar Bear Week!

Raise your “paw” if you love polar bears! My fellow team members and I are devoting an entire week to celebrate the top predator of the Arctic. This week marks the beginning of SeaWorld’s second annual Polar Bear Week, so if YOU are a fan of polar bears as much as we are, come by SeaWorld San Diego’s Wild Arctic exhibit and have a polar bear party with us!

Nov 19

SeaWorld San Diego Celebrates First Polar Bear Week

by Staff

Last week was the celebration of the top predator of the Arctic -- the polar bear. The first official Polar Bear Week ever was a success!

Oct 02

The Trip of a Lifetime to Help Wildlife

I have very exciting news! Jeni Fain, an Animal Care Specialist at Wild Arctic, and I were selected to be Conservation Ambassadors for the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund (SWBGCF). We will be participating in Polar Bears International’s Leadership Camps where we will learn about polar bears, climate change, and how each of us can help make a world of a difference. We will be traveling to Churchill Canada, the polar bear capitol of the world, to join other educators, public relations professionals, and zoo keepers from across the United States and Canada.

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