animal care

SeaWorld releases rescued Manatee “Lil’ Joe” into wild

Lil’ Joe ain’t so little anymore. The Manatee, rescued by SeaWorld Orlando and returned to health by SeaWorld’s animal care team, grew to 1515-pounds before being released into Lake Dexter in Astor, Fl. There Lil’ Joe will find several other manatees who will help him… Read More »SeaWorld releases rescued Manatee “Lil’ Joe” into wild

Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Elephant Infant Luna turns One

While I was cavorting around Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Friday May 20th celebrating the opening of Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, a certain elephant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom was celebrating her one year anniversary of being alive. Are you ready for some extreme cuteness?… Read More »Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Elephant Infant Luna turns One

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Thins Wild Elephant Herd the Kind Way

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Animal Care program is again working in Africa to help control Elephant population in a humane manner. I wrote about this back in 2008 when Dr. Mark Stetter led a team of specialists to provide vasectomies for Wild African Elephants in South… Read More »Disney’s Animal Kingdom Thins Wild Elephant Herd the Kind Way

SeaWorld Receives Rehabilitated Manatee for Release

The package picked up by SeaWorld’s animal care experts at Orlando International Airport on Tuesday, November 2, was indeed precious cargo. It was Holly, a rehabilitated manatee, who was rescued in 1995, and has been rehabilitating at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for the past five… Read More »SeaWorld Receives Rehabilitated Manatee for Release

Meet the Cast: Circle-D Corral

Disneyland has released another video in their “Every Role A Starring Role” video series. This is a fun little video podcast that looks at the people who make the magic behind the scenes. This week is the Circle-D Corral, the team that takes care of… Read More »Meet the Cast: Circle-D Corral

Killer Whale Born at SeaWorld Orlando

Update: Added a photo and some comments from the SeaWorld Inside Conservation blog. The SeaWorld Orlando family got some welcome good news tonight as a healthy newborn Killer Whale was birthed by Katina. Katina is a 34 year old great-grandmother who has 7 offspring. Both… Read More »Killer Whale Born at SeaWorld Orlando