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
Here in the Education and Conservation Department at SeaWorld San Antonio, we love sharks an awful lot. We enjoy talking about all of the animals, but any time the subject of sharks comes up, we get really excited. There is just so much to say!
Just like it’s a good idea to go get a checkup every now and then from your doctor, our sharks get checked out from time to time as well. Just recently, we have given most of our sharks their annual physical checkups. Of course, the sharks can’t go to the doctor, so we bring the doctor (one of our staff veterinarians) to them.
Our newest aquarium exhibit, at Sharks/The Coral Reef has recently been opened with some amazing creatures that inhabit sea grass environments. The aquarium features several unique species of fish and invertebrates.
Sea grass communities are home to small, delicate species and often serve as a haven for juvenile fish before they make the journey into the open sea.