One of the questions I get the most is, “What do you do when the park is closed?” Well, we are here taking care of the animals 365 days a year, so the park being closed doesn’t change our work schedule very much. We simply have more time to train new behaviors, train new people, and strengthen our relationships with the animals. For example, today, while the park is closed, we are busy working on several behaviors for the upcoming Jack Hanna show.
We are so lucky to have animal expert, Jack Hanna visit the park for "Wild Days with Jack Hanna." We are hoping that our (almost) 3 year old African crested porcupine will make his debut on stage with Jack! Right now, he is learning what we call an “A to B,” meaning that he walks from one side of stage (A) to the other (B) while we call his name. He started out by only going a few feet and is now walking all the way across stage!
Another behavior we are working on for the show is flying one of our birds. Since it was so cold this last week, our cockatoo, Susie, could not practice her flights. But it was warm enough on Sunday, so we took her down to the amphitheater to train for a little while!
We only have just over one month until Jack Hanna arrives and we want to show off our new behaviors! So we have plenty to keep us busy here at SeaWorld San Antonio. You don't want to miss Jabari's debut so come on out to the park for opening weekend to watch "Wild Days with Jack Hanna" and see all of our hard work paid off.