SeaWorld has surpassed the milestone of rescuing 40,000 injured, sick, and orphaned animals, serving as a bleak reminder that marine wildlife continues to face threats. SeaWorld has dedicated time, energy, and resources to help a wide range of animal species since its first rescue in 1965.
SeaWorld rescue teams are on call 24/7, 365 days a year to help. Rescued animals suffer from a variety of conditions such as starvation, cold stunning, shark attacks, and many are found to be dependent orphans. The causes of these conditions range widely from natural events like drops in temperature to anthropogenic conditions like oil spills, ingestion of foreign items like plastic, and lack of food sources from pollution.
SeaWorld is a professionally accredited zoo and one of the largest marine animal rescue organizations in the world. A portion of proceeds from SeaWorld tickets and in park purchases goes toward funding rescue and rehabilitation.
The more than 40,000 animals rescued span diverse species such as aquatic birds, turtles, manatees, whales, dolphins, otters and a wide range of other mammals and fish. For those few deemed non-releasable by wildlife authorities, accredited zoos like SeaWorld can provide permanent long-term care.
Website link: SeaWorld Marine Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation | SeaWorld Entertainment
Contact: Norbert Simon, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, c/o noble kommunikation GmbH, SeaWorldParks@noblekom.de