animal care

  • SeaWorld Response to Blackfish
    SeaWorld Response to Blackfish

    SeaWorld Orlando took, perhaps, a bit longer than they should have, but they finally have issued what I consider a very effective response to the people and forces behind the film ‘Blackfish.’ I guess they couldn’t hold off any longer after CNN’s airing of the film last night. I’ve reprinted…

  • Disney’s Animal Program Works to Aid Sea Turtles
    Turtle - Animal Care Program

    If you were waltzing through Rafiki’s Planet watch over the winter holidays, you may have seen on of Disney’s animal rescue programs in action. Disney’s animal program helped to care for eight Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles that were suffering from hypothermia after a recent cold snap in New England. As…

  • Special Training Process for Disneyland Horses
    Special Training Process for Disneyland Horses

    When Walt Disney first opened Disneyland, they trained the horses to prepare for huge crowds by having them walk in a tent with loud noises blaring at them through speakers. The horses currently housed at Circle D Corral still go through a process to introduce them to being on-stage, but…

  • Annual Walt Disney World Bird Count
    Annual Walt Disney World Bird Count

    You may know that Disney’s Animal Kingdom takes great care in caring for the animals in the theme park, but did you know that the animal care team also has responsibilities for every animal in Walt Disney World. Yes, even the vultures that hang out in the worst places. One…

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Halloween Enrichment
    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Halloween Enrichment

    Enrichment is a key part of the animal care program at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Often enrichment involves treats, such as foods, toys, or fragrances, that prompt animals to explore, make choices and maintain a level of activity in their habitat similar to their natural behavior in the wild. For Halloween,…

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