Sesame Street's Bert celebrates his birthday on July 26, so Busch Gardens Tampa is hosting a party for him in the new Sesame Street Safari of Fun on Saturday, July 24. Ernie's straight-laced sidekick will be the guest of honor during a breakfast and a lunch dine. Breakfast is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Did you know Humpback whales produce a series of sounds that are classified as "songs?"
Experts speculate that such vocalizations make it possible for whales to locate each other and assess possible mate status. While scientists don't have clear answers on the exact function of these songs, the songs are indeed sung by the males and only while in breeding grounds.
A Guadalupe fur seal rescued and rehabilitated by SeaWorld San Diego is helping with important research. The year-old female was found emaciated and comatose on a San Diego-area beach in March, and veterinarians determined she was hyperglycemic and hypothermic. After months of medical treatment by SeaWorld animal care specialists, she made a full recovery.
Manta recently celebrated its one year new birthday. We sat down with Brian Morrow, Corporate Director of Creative Development and Manta designer for a Q & A session.
Nesting season for loggerhead sea turtles has begun in Florida and continues through August. This is critical time period for these endangered animals; often impacted by humans.
An imperiled species, California sea otters continue to struggle due to myriad factors, including poor water quality and a growing human population along our coasts. With support from the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, Defenders of Wildlife is working to protect the struggling sea otter population on California's Central Coast by promoting better water quality in nearshore waters and involving the public in recovery.
There are approximately 52 free-ranging Mexican gray wolves in the southwestern United States. With such a small population, each individual wolf and each wolf pack is critical to the population's long-term survival. Scientists believe there is the biological potential in Mexican wolves to establish vigorous wild populations if conflicts with humans can be resolved.
Earlier today, @Shamu tweeted -- more accurately re-tweeted -- a post about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. This has been the cause of a good deal of discussion on the Internet because it appeared to mark the return of @Shamu to Twitter, which is something we've been talking about. You could be forgiven if you thought that a tweet from @Shamu concerning an oil spill was, indeed, from @Shamu, given the fact that @Shamu is opposed to oil spills, which are notoriously untidy affairs with very serious consequences