SeaWorld Orlando has been dedicated to rescuing sick, injured and orphaned animals since 1965. Almost 60 years later and the Orlando theme park is still committed to protecting marine animals and their habitats with over 40,000 rescues!

SeaWorld’s greatest mission is to rescue and rehabilitate animals in need with the goal of returning the healed animals back to their natural environment. The Orlando water park knows it takes a village to help rescue and rehabilitate these sea animals, which is why they work alongside other partners, wildlife agencies and NGOs to bring their mission to life.

In honor of over 40,000 rescues here is a breakdown of the animals that have been helped since 1965:

  • 25,000+ Sick and Injured Birds
  • 8,500+ Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses
  • 2,500+ Threatened and Endangered Sea Turtles
  • 800+ Manatees
  • 550+ Dolphins, Whales and Porpoises
  • 90+ Otters
  • And counting

Thanks to the many animals already in SeaWorld Orlando’s care, the park is able to gain knowledge and insights and therefore better help the animals that need attention. Another excellent part of the rescue and rehabilitate program is that for those animals that wildlife authorities are deemed non-returnable because survival on their own is unlikely, SeaWorld along with other accredited zoos and aquariums can provide long term care.  The park’s efforts don’t stop there either. A portion of each SeaWorld Orlando ticket and in-park purchase goes toward funding the park’s rescue and rehab efforts.

Come celebrate Seaworld Orlando’s 40,000 rescue and see some of the animals themselves with discounted tickets right here on Best of Orlando.