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With a legacy of animal rescue spanning more than four decades and benefiting more than 22,000 animals, responding to wildlife in crisis is a commitment we take to heart. Working in partnership with state, local, and federal agencies, our rescue teams are on call 24/7 assisting animals that are orphaned, ill, injured or in need of expert care.
Our goal is to successfully rehabilitate animals for return to the wild. The small percentage of animals whose injuries are too debilitating to permit release are given lifelong care.
Our passionate team relies on expertise and creativity to devise new ways to rescue, treat, and return to nature these extraordinary animals. No rescue, no case is ever the same. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ experts have created nutritional formulas and custom nursing bottles to hand-feed orphaned animals; imaginative ways to save sea turtles with cracked shells; prosthetic beaks for injured birds; and even an “animal wetsuit” to help an injured manatee stay afloat and warm.
To follow SeaWorld’s animal rescue efforts, visit our blog at www.insideconservation.com.
Our Behind-the-Scenes guided tour offers the rare opportunity to visit our Animal Care Center, where rescued animals are rehabilitating and preparing for their return to sea.
What should you do if you see a stranded animal? Do not approach it or try to return it to the water. Notify SeaWorld or another authorized animal rescue organization, a lifeguard or park ranger, or animal control. Take note of details such as the exact location of the animal, physical characteristics, and the condition of the animal. Watch the animal until the authorized rescue team arrives and call the team immediately if the animal returns to the water.
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