Aug 30

Sheep Help Landscaping at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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Sheep Help Landscaping at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Sometimes being green involves going “baaack” to low-tech.

The 23-time winner of the world’s “Most Beautiful Park” award by the National Amusement Park Historical Association has added some unusual members to the park’s landscaping team: 17 Scottish blackface sheep. The sheep, which typically reside at Highland Stables in the Scotland village at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, were trained to test an innovative, environmentally friendly program of “targeted grazing.”

Aug 23

Introducing "Voices of SeaWorld" Web Series

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Introducing "Voices of SeaWorld" Web Series

More than 60 zoological professionals across the U.S. – trainers, keepers, veterinarians, scientists and rescue experts, as well as conservationists and educators who work closely with SeaWorld – were interviewed for the new “Voices of SeaWorld” web series.

Aug 13

New Show, The Wildlife Docs, to Premiere This Fall

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New Show, The Wildlife Docs, to Premiere This Fall

Whether assisting with the birth of tiger cubs or giving an elephant a pedicure, no day is the same for our zoological professionals at Busch Gardens Tampa. Today we are announcing a new television series that will give viewers close-up look at this amazing team and the animals in their care.

Aug 01

SeaWorld's Kelly Flaherty Clark Explains "Slide-out" Behavior

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You may have questions about why whales and dolphins swim out of the water onto what we call “slide-out” areas. This is a social and play behavior our trainers see daily, and the animals are safe doing this. In fact, our whales and dolphins are trained to swim onto, and off of, the slide-outs so that we can monitor their growth and give them veterinary care. In this video, SeaWorld trainer Kelly Flaherty-Clark explains the behavior in more detail.