Animal Rescue & Research at SeaWorld

SeaWorld's legacy of animal rescue spans more than 50 years. In that time, the SeaWorld Rescue Team has come to the aid of more than 31,000 ill, injured and orphaned animals in need. That's over 31,000 animals that were given a second chance at life, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the SeaWorld Rescue and Animal Care teams. It's also not possible without the support of partner agencies, park guests, and people across the globe who take action to protect these amazing animals. 

Research is also an important part of our commitment to conservation and has been a part of what we do at SeaWorld since the beginning.  Not only do we publish our own research (in fact SeaWorld experts have published more than 300 scientific studies), we contribute to other research projects, share our parks and our amazing animals as an important and vital research environment, and fund research projects around the world.

Research Helps Wild Whales

SeaWorld conducts research on and about killer whales, provides access to our parks and animals in controlled environments, and supports field research projects around the world. As a result, researchers, biologists and conservationists are able to better understand and conserve these remarkable animals in the wild.

Killer Whale Research & Conservation

SeaWorld announced a commitment of $1.5 million to a partnership with The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation through the Killer Whale Research and Conservation Program. This program is just part of SeaWorld’s $10 million pledge to fund research and conservation for killer whales in the wild.

Dedication to Research

Research is an important part of our commitment to conservation and has been a part of what we do at SeaWorld since the beginning. Our parks provide a unique environment that gives our team, along with outside researchers and scientists, the ability to better understand marine mammals, among many other species.

SeaWorld Surpasses 30,000 Rescues

Working in partnership with state, local and federal agencies, the SeaWorld Rescue Teams have come to the aid of more than 30,000 ill, injured or orphaned animals in need of expert care. And we won't stop there. The SeaWorld Rescue team is on call 24/7/365 and works tirelessly to protect any animal in need.

Animal Rescue Milestones

Inspiring people to care for and protect wild animals and wild places is at the core of what we do at SeaWorld and we lead by example. The SeaWorld Rescue Teams have come to the aid of more than 30,000 ill, injured or orphaned animals in need, and here are just a few of the more memorable rescue moments.

On Call 24/7/365

As first responders for animal emergencies, our legacy of animal rescue spans more than 50 years and has benefited more than 30,000 ill, injured and orphaned animals in need. There’s no such thing as a small rescue in our world and that’s why the SeaWorld Rescue Team is available 24/7, 365 days a year.