Oct 19

Congratulations Tobie on New Dolphin Baby!

We are pleased to announce the birth of a bottlenose dolphin calf. After a 12-month gestation period, the calf was born to a bottlenose dolphin named Tobie yesterday in a behind-the-scenes pool at SeaWorld San Diego. Both mother and baby appear to be in good health and are swimming together and bonding.

Sep 25

The Making of Nakai and Orkid's Birthday Cakes

SeaWorld San Diego recently celebrated the birthday of two September babies: Nakai and Orkid! Watch the video below to see how killer whale trainers Katey and Andre prepared the birthday celebrants' special treats!

Aug 28

Rady Children's Patients Take a DIP with Dolphins

SeaWorld San Diego has been hosting patients from Rady Children’s Hospital for a Dolphin Interaction Program (DIP) for seven years, as part of a program started by dolphin trainer Joy, who battled and overcame non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Joy, who herself underwent chemotherapy at a Children’s Hospital in Southern California, vowed that if she made it through her ordeal, she would offer dolphin interactions as a welcome distraction to children going through similar struggles.

Jul 14

NOAA’s Dr. Dawn Noren Conducting Ground-Breaking Killer Whale Milk Study at SeaWorld San Diego

An important study being conducted here at SeaWorld San Diego has the potential to help endangered Southern Resident killer whales in the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Dawn Noren, a research fishery biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Northwest Fisheries Science Center, is studying milk and blood serum samples from new mom Kalia, one of the killer whales here at the park. By analyzing these samples, Dr. Noren will assess the dynamics of persistent organic pollutant (POP) transfer from female killer whales to their calves during lactation.

Jun 16

Father's Day Bonding at SeaWorld Orlando

Here at SeaWorld Orlando, we understand the importance of quality time between parents and children in building strong bonds. It’s something we see and cherish every day with our animals (click here to read about some of the baby animals recently born in our park).

May 29

Mako coming to SeaWorld Orlando in 2016

On Wednesday, SeaWorld Orlando announced Mako, a 200-foot-tall hypercoaster that will reach 73 mph along 4,760 feet of steel! Named for one of the ocean’s fastest known sharks, Mako will be Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster.

Dec 18

Kalia's Baby Gender Reveal!

We have excellent news to share: The gender of Kalia's baby has been confirmed through DNA testing!

The baby will be named after the first of the year.

Trainers and veterinarians report that the baby continues to thrive and is bonding and nursing from Kalia regularly. You can visit Kalia and her calf periodically at Shamu’s Underwater Viewing!

Dec 02

Kalia's Calf is Born!

It is with great pride that we announce the birth of a baby killer whale. Kalia, the daughter of Kasatka, gave birth at 12:34 p.m. today to a healthy-looking calf at Shamu Stadium, under the watchful eyes of our veterinarians and zoological team members. After a 17-month gestation, Kalia’s calf, estimated to weigh between 300 and 350 pounds and measure between 6 and 7 feet, was born in Shamu Stadium’s main show pool following two hours and 15 minutes of labor.

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