SeaWorld Orlando Florida Theme Park & Attractions

Animal Rescue

SeaWorld to the Rescue

Our legacy of animal rescue spans 50 years and has benefited more than 28,000 animals. Working in partnership with state, local, and federal agencies, we help animals that are orphaned, ill, injured or in need of expert care.

Our goal for every animal we rescue is to successfully rehabilitate and return it to the wild. The small percentage of animals with conditions that would prevent them from surviving in the wild are given lifelong care at SeaWorld or another accredited facility.

Our passionate team is continuously creating new ways to rescue and treat these animals, as no case is ever the same. Our inventive animal experts have:
• Created nutritional formulas and nursing bottles to hand-feed orphaned animals.
• Saved sea turtles with cracked shells using everyday items like honey and baby ointment.
• Crafted prosthetic beaks for injured birds.
• Developed an "animal wetsuit" to help injured manatees stay afloat.

See the real stories of specific rescued animals by clicking here.

A Closer Look

To follow SeaWorld’s animal rescue efforts, visit our blog at Also, visit to learn more

Our Behind-the-Scenes Tour offers the rare opportunity to see how our animal experts care for rescued manatees and sea turtles up close!

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.

Choose Guests

SeaWorld Behind-the-Scenes Tour
  • Add a Behind-the-Scenes adventure to your day.
  • Touch a shark & interact with a penguin.
Do you want to see what happens behind the scenes? Your knowledgeable tour guide will provide fascinating facts about SeaWorld® and our commitment to wildlife. Join us behind the scenes on this approximately 75-minute tour to discover how our animal experts care for rescued manatees and sea turtles. Plus touch a shark and interact with a penguin.
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Admission to SeaWorld is not included and is required. Children under 3 are free but require a tour reservation. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Small groups will be combined to form a tour group of about 16 guests. Late arrivals may miss tour components or may not be accommodated due to limited tour availability. Tour times, prices and components are subject to change and availability. Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice are nonrefundable. Participants must check in the park’s Information and Reservation counter at least 30 minutes prior to the tour start time. Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations for the tour are requested to provide two (2) weeks’ notice of their need for accommodation. SeaWorld will attempt to satisfy requests received less than two (2) weeks in advance, to the extent it can do so within the time provided. Please visit the Contact Us page to submit your request.

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