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.
The Wildlife Docs™ premieres October 5 on most ABC stations during the Saturday morning Litton’s Weekend Adventure block and goes behind the scenes with our veterinarians, technicians and trainers as they care for the more than 12,000 exotic animals that inhabit Busch Gardens. Viewers get an up-close look at the ground-breaking medical procedures and enriching care that are just part of a day’s work for this dedicated group.
Much of the show will take place in the park’s new Animal Care Center, an innovative, 16,000-square-foot medical center that brings park guests into the animal care experience. The Animal Care Center includes a nutrition center, treatment rooms, clinical lab and viewing areas.
In addition, this fall kicks off the third season of Sea Rescue™ with Sam Champion, which also airs during Litton’s Weekend Adventure block. Sea Rescue tells the stories of marine animal rescue, rehabilitation and release by the SeaWorld rescue team and its partners. The popular show has been seen by more than 86 million viewers in its first two seasons.
Our team cares for one of the world’s largest zoological populations and also helps save animals in the wild, and these shows allow us to deliver these emotional stories in a powerful way. Whether they are rescuing a stranded dolphin on the beach or caring for a new baby zebra on Busch Gardens veldt, our extraordinary team members are dedicated 24/7 to caring for animals.