SeaWorld has ended its killer whale breeding program, making the orcas in our care the last generation. Our whales are still here, and they will still be here for many years to come, living and thriving under the best veterinary care.

We've introduced an all-new orca experience, Orca Encounter, at SeaWorld San Diego and soon in Orlando and San Antonio. Orca Encounter takes place in more natural looking habitats, and with a focus on the whales’ natural behaviors. The new encounters include the awe-inspiring moments you love with an added emphasis on education and conservation – ensuring future generations will be inspired for years to come.

Get the answers to all your questions and learn more about SeaWorld’s exciting new future:

Last generation of killer whales

The killer whales in our care will be the last at SeaWorld. We haven’t taken a whale from the wild in nearly 40 years. Now, we’re going further and have ended our orca breeding programs. With the skills and dedication of our entire SeaWorld team, we will protect and care for these whales – here at our parks – for the rest of their lives, ensuring that ensuring future generations will be inspired for years to come.

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Experiences that Matter - New, inspiring, natural orca encounters rather than theatrical shows

We will introduce new, inspiring, natural orca encounters rather than theatrical shows. Everything in the new experiences will reflect the natural world and will focus on the research, education and care.  The encounters will focus on orca enrichment, exercise and overall health, and align with our mission to advance the well-being and conservation of these beautiful creatures.  The change will start in our San Diego park next year, followed by San Antonio and Orlando.

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New partnership to protect oceans and marine mammals

SeaWorld and the HSUS have joined together in a partnership focused on the health of our oceans and the animals that call them home.  We have common ground, in that both of our organizations love animals and want to protect them. The partnership helps each group extend its own mission and is based on our joint interest in preserving and protecting wild animals and the places they live. The issues around animal conservation and protection are much bigger than any one organization, and we can be much stronger together.

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