Big loggerhead sea turtle returned to waters off St. Petersburg Beach, FL

On Wednesday, September 15, SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation Team released a 320-pound loggerhead sea turtle to the gulf waters off St. Petersburg Beach, FL.    

          

Bill Poole Memorial Angling Tournament A Success!

Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI) recently hosted its annual White Seabass Tournament, raising more than $50,000 to benefit the non-profit institute’s continued research in aquaculture.  The tournament, formerly known as the White S

Bowling for Fun(ds)

As animal trainers, our main concern is for the animal’s health and safety. We learn about their natural history and take that into account during all of our interactions.

Busch Gardens Participates in Clean the Bay Day

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is sponsoring the 23rd Annual Clean the Bay Day on Sat., June 4, and once again we are doing our part to show support for this worthwhile event.  Because the park is in its fulltime operation on June 4, we wanted to make sure we were able to contribute so we began the clean-up effort a little early.

Busch Gardens Participates in Earth Hour

 Did you know that at 8:30 pm on March 26, people around the globe participated in Earth Hour?  This international event encouraged everyone to turn out lights at the same time as a symbolic display to raise awareness toward the need to take action on climate change. We are committed to environmental conservation and were eager to participate. 

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Welcomes New Baby Cheetah

Young Cat Receives Round-The-Clock Care By Park’s Animal Care Experts

Busch Gardens’ animal care team has something new keeping them up at night – a four-week-old baby cheetah that requires regular feedings and 24-hour care.

 

Busch Gardens Team Members and Friends Run for Wildlife

On Saturday, November 13, Busch Gardens employees teamed up with their friends and family for the Second Annual 5K Run 4 Wildlife. The 202 participants raised more than $2,000 for the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund.

Completing the Camp Circle

I’ve written about former campers and where they are now, whether it is up at Shamu stadium as a trainer or working with sea lions or in the Florida Keys on a lobster boat, but this story may be the best yet. A few weeks ago, one of SeaWorld San Antonio’s first campers brought her own family back to camp. Julie was a part of our first day camp group in 1992 and part of the first resident camp in 1994. She then came back as a camp counselor in 1996 & 1997, the years that I was a camper.

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