On Call 24/7

SeaWorld's Rescue Team is on call 24/7, 365 days a year, and always ready to help an animal in need.

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.

What should you do if you see what you believe is an ill, injured or orphaned animal?

If you live in or near these states, you should contact the following authorities:


Florida Marine Mammal Stranding Hotline at 1-888-404-3922. (Cetaceans)

FWC hotline at 1-888-404-3922 or by dialing *FWC on a cellular device. (Manatees)


The Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network at 1-800-9-MAMMAL


Fill out the form below for the SeaWorld Rescue Team by Clicking here or text photos of the stranded animal for immediate review to 619-455-0709.

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