SeaWorld San Antonio currently has an unusual guest visiting the park. Our visitor comes to us from the Canary Islands where she is a Supervisor of Penguins at Loro Parque. At Loro Parque (Spanish for “Parrot Park”) Maria Almudena Gonzalez Robles is the supervisor of the “Planet Penguin” area of the park, which is home to over 200 King, Gentoo, Chinstrap, Rockhopper and Humbolt penguins, as well as Atlantic Puffins.
One of the things I love about December is that you start seeing penguins everywhere. Cheerful penguin ornaments for the Christmas tree, shiny penguin wrapping paper for the gifts, and even funny penguin hats for those brisk winter days. But none of that compares to what’s nuzzled up all snug in their nests at SeaWorld San Antonio - penguin chicks!
Did you know that at SeaWorld San Antonio more penguin eggs are laid in November than any other month? That’s because in their Sub-Antarctic home it is the height of spring, and the bright, long periods of daylight stimulate courtship, nest building, and ultimately, egg laying. They can then spend the summer raising their fluffy, boisterous chicks before winter sets in.
Put on your best black and white outfit! Grab a fish sandwich for lunch! Put a penguin movie in the DVD player, waddle around the house with your hands stuck out from your sides, and make loud, trumpeting sounds! Why? Because today is World Penguin Day, of course!
Last week we showed you some pictures of our newest member of the SeaWorld family, and asked if you could identify him. You all certainly know your baby animals - the vast majority of guesses were correct, identifying the chick as a penguin. But the last time I checked only two individuals, Bethany and Amanda, even got the species - king penguin!
In this week's WAVE-TV, we introduce you to a whole crop of penguin chicks born at SeaWorld San Antonio!
A passenger snapped this great video of the penguin pair stretching their legs in the aisle mid-flight!
We’re gearing up for the 2nd annual Run for the Fund, and all this talk about physical fitness and ability got us thinking about some of the incredible athletic adaptations animals have that help them compete in the everyday “game” of survival. They rely on these adaptations to help them find food, reproduce, move, and communicate with other animals.
SeaWorld has had a long standing presence on several national televisions shows. Julie Scardina, SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Animal Ambassador and a corporate curator of the Animal Training department, has made numerous appearances on shows such as the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Today Show. As we expand our presence in the world of TV, more animal ambassadors are needed to represent the company on other shows. I was honored to have been chosen to bring some amazin