If you have visited the park in the past few months, you may have had an opportunity to see one of our brand new educational animal shows. These special presentations are different from the usual park shows, “Believe”, “Azul”, and “Cannery Row Caper”. They all share a behind the scenes look at the animals at SeaWorld, and hopefully will inspire our guests to make a positive difference in the world we share and the animals that call it home. Over the next few weeks, we are going to introduce you to a few of the animal stars of these shows. So first, we would like for you to meet the star of “A Sea Lion Story” and “Cannery Row Caper” – Dylan the California sea lion!
When he's not starring in the Cannery Row Caper, Dylan, can be found meeting guests up close in Sea Lion Interactions, touring the park on cart rides and even cruising through the wave pool at Lost Lagoon for special events. This twenty-one year old star is one of only two California sea lions on the animal training team to be born here at Sea World San Antonio and his talents can be seen daily. Not only is he capable of performing as Seamore in the Cannery Row Caper show, he is also fully able to carry out an equally impressive Clyde. Weighing over 400 pounds, Dylan, is surprisingly agile as he back flips, leaps from the second floor office of the Cannery Row set, and even climbs up to slide down the water tower during the show.
It was an easy decision to have Dylan open the brand new educational show, “A Sea Lion Story”, because of his years of experience and skill in delighting visitors to the park. This informative look at a day in the life of the animals at Sea Lion Stadium not only demonstrates Dylan's natural abilities, but showcases the techniques used by trainers to work with and take care of the animals that call SeaWorld home. Currently Dylan is fine tuning his role in the Countdown to Christmas … a brand new show here in San Antonio which will open on November 20th. Keep a look out for Clyde and Seamore as they get ready for the holidays!
Blog post by: Kelly Morales and Catherine Brown