Species Spotlight: Crested Caracaras

The crested caracara is the national bird of Mexico, and with Cinco de Mayo occurring this week, it seemed like a perfect time to spotlight this festive bird.

Species Spotlight: False Killer Whales

Ever heard of a false killer whale? Not many people have, so let's dive in and learn about this mysterious whale species.

Species Spotlight: Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Loggerheads are amazing animals that are almost 110 million years old. And, whether they are swimming or just resting on the bottom of the sea floor, these omnivorous ocean-dwellers are always interesting!

Species Spotlight: Penguins vs. Puffins, Battle of the Cuteness

Today's Species Spotlight highlights two of the cutest animals there are, penguins and puffins. Many people get these black-and-white birds mixed up. So, we’re here to set the penguin and puffin confusion straight. Check out the differences and similarities between these specialized seabirds.

Species Spotlight: Rockhopper Penguins

Rockhopper penguins are known for their funky feathers and hopping abilities, but here are some facts you might not know about these bright little penguins!

Species Spotlight: Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate spoonbills are known for their unique and distinctive appearance, and we're lucky to still see them today. In the 1800s, they were almost hunted to extinction for their fancy feathers. Let's swoop in and get the "scoop" on these beautiful birds:

Species Spotlight: Sharks

Sharks are one of the most mysterious species in our oceans and are often misunderstood. Let’s dive in and learn more about these sly, stealthy swimmers.



Species Spotlight: White-bellied Go-away Bird

Fall is in the air, and at Discovery Cove, so are exotic birds. There’s a pleasant variety of beautiful birds at Explorer’s Aviary – one of which is extremely unique. Houston is a white-bellied go-away bird that’s been at the Discovery Cove habitat since the park’s opening in 2000. He may tell you, “G’way”, but he would love to meet you!