From Land to Sea, Two Shows Take Viewers Behind the Scenes with SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Animal Experts and Rescuers
10/3/2013 9:17:00 AM
Orlando, Fla. (October 3, 2013) – Three tiger cubs kick off the series premiere of “The Wildlife Docs”™ this weekend Oct. 5 -6 on most ABC stations across the country during Litton’s Weekend Adventure block. The new show premieres along with the third season premiere of “Sea Rescue™ with Sam Champion.”
The Wildlife Docs
The Wildlife Docs takes viewers behind the scenes with an elite team of veterinarians, technicians and trainers as they care for the more than 12,000 exotic animals that live in Busch Gardens® Tampa, the sister park to SeaWorld®.
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 the series premiere viewers will be treated to something rare: three Malayan tiger cubs are born. Their arrival is an encouraging sign of progress in an effort to start a new bloodline for this critically endangered species. The excitement is short-lived however, when it is discovered one of the cubs has a potentially life-threatening condition. For more information about The Wildlife Docs visit www.buschgardens.com.
Also premiering is the third season of Sea Rescue with Sam Champion. 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.
On the season premiere, Florida police respond to a report of a body in the water and are surprised to discover it’s a sea turtle in need of help. Then a baby dolphin is tangled in fishing gear in Texas and his mother won’t leave his side. For more information about Sea Rescue visit www.searescuetv.com.
Viewers are recommended to view their local listings for the shows’ air dates and times which are subject to change.
The Wildlife Docs and Sea Rescue are produced in partnership with Litton Entertainment, a leading independent production and distribution company. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ operates 11 U.S. theme parks, including SeaWorld and Busch Gardens, and is one of the world’s foremost zoological
organizations. In 2011, the company began expanding into new entertainment platforms, connecting people to nature and animals through movies, television and digital media.
The company has helped lead advances in the care of animals in zoological facilities as well as the conservation of wild populations. Working in partnership with state, local, and federal agencies, SeaWorld’s rescue teams are on call 24/7 assisting animals that are orphaned, ill, injured or in need of expert care. The rescue program has benefitted more than 22,000 animals during a period that spans four decades.