I bet you might not be aware of all the conservation efforts we pursue at SeaWorld San Antonio. Some you may see every time you enter the park and others take place behind the scenes. Want to learn about these efforts? Read on.
Did you know you actually drive past our aquarium every time you come to the park, but may never have noticed it? This spectacular aquarium includes live coral exhibits. Interested to know where you can spot these live coral exhibits? They are actually the first two smaller exhibits as you enter Sharks/The Coral Reef. They are gorgeous, but there is so much more to them than what meets the eye. In fact, I am willing to bet you might not know how the park is helping with coral conservation. We have aquarists participate in coral research out in the oceans to learn how to better protect them and increase their numbers. That little aquarium can help aquarists learn how to better care for the coral and apply it out in the ocean.
What about chickens? Did you know we have Attwater's prairie chickens at our park? Actually a type of grouse, these birds are a Texas native and are critically endangered. Aviculturists here at SeaWorld are participating in research on the birds, completely off exhibit, and work with other institutions across the state to try and save the population.
Want to know more about our conservation efforts? Check out a completely different side, and probably lesser known, of the parks. The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund continues the decades of research and rescue the parks have done. Since its beginning in 2003, the Fund has awarded over $5 million in 60 countries.
Check your conservation IQ with this educational quiz, then come back here and let me know how you did.