Ever wonder how SeaWorld animal trainers teach an animal to do the amazing behaviors that you see in shows? Your search for knowledge is over! This is the first in a series of vlogs hosted by the Animal Training team at the Beluga Stadium designed to give you an inside glimpse as to how we train animals. The first behavior to be demonstrated… teaching a two year old beluga whale named Atla how to do a jump, which we call a bow. Check back every few weeks to see her progress.
The Von Trapp Children visited SeaWorld San Antonio as part of Wild Days with Jack Hanna. While they were here, they participated in our Beluga Interaction Program. Here's Amanda with one of our beluga whales!
In the holdiay classic The Nutcracker, the Nutcracker Prince travels with Clara to the Land of Sweets on a boat pulled by dolphins. I bet when Tchaikovsky wrote the masterpiece in 1892 he never dreamed that actual dolphins would be dancing to his music, but that's exactly what happens in A Dolphin Christmas, one of the newest holiday shows at
What would you say to an exclusive, all-day Grand Adventure tour of SeaWorld San Antonio? We are so excited to announce the newest addition to our public animal tours, and this time we have definitely pulled out all the stops.
Azul has been a very popular show since it debuted last season at SeaWorld San Antonio. The combination of animal and human performers makes for a thrilling and interesting show. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to perform in the show? It's really difficult to put into words what we feel durin
This past Saturday the Entertainment Department with assistance from Animal Training hosted a group of USITT – Southwest members (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) to a day of "a behind the scenes look" at Sea World San Antonio. USITT – Southwest consists of students, educators and Theatre Professionals from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas and Louisiana. This year their annual conference was held in San Antonio and one of the featured events was a visit to our park.
OSU players took a swim with a beluga whale.
AU players met up with a walrus.
As the holiday season approaches, the biggest question I get is, "What do you do for the holidays?" All of the animal staff are at the park 7 days a week, 365 days a year. There isn't one of us who hasn't shared a Thanksgiving or Christmas with the animals we care for. Whenever Thanksgiving comes along there is also that inevitable question, “What are you thankful for?”
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