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.

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

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