SeaWorld's Global Impact
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ inspired more than 24 million guests in 2012 to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world. Through up-close animal encounters and educational exhibits, guests leave with a heightened sensitivity to the world around them and an awareness of the plight of animals in the wild.
Our commitment to animals reaches around the world. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment supports conservation programs and also operates one of the world’s most respected wildlife rescue programs. In cooperation with the government and other members of accredited stranding networks, SeaWorld has helped animals in need—ill, injured, orphaned, and abandoned—for more than four decades. More than 23,000 animals have been rescued by the parks' animal experts. The goal of the program is to rehabilitate and then return these animals to the wild.
SeaWorld Rescue Facts
- SeaWorld has rescued more than 23,000 animals since our first rescue program started in 1964.
- Since 1980, SeaWorld has rescued over 1710 endangered sea turtles. That's an average of 51.8 per year.
- In 2000, SeaWorld helped rescue more than 20,000 penguins and 700 orphaned penguin chicks after an oil spill in South Africa.
- The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund has granted more than $10 million to protect wildlife and wild places.