Rescue & Rehabilitation
With a legacy of animal rescue spanning more than 50 years and benefiting more than 30,500 animals, responding to wildlife in crisis is a commitment we take to heart. Working in partnership with state, local, and federal agencies, our rescue teams are on call 24/7 assisting animals that are orphaned, ill, injured or in need of expert care.
Our goal is to successfully rehabilitate animals for return to the wild. The small percentage of animals whose injuries are too debilitating to permit release, as deemed by the government, are given lifelong care.
Our passionate team relies on expertise and creativity to devise new ways to rescue, treat, and return to nature these extraordinary animals. No rescue, no case is ever the same. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment experts have created nutritional formulas and custom nursing bottles to hand-feed orphaned animals; imaginative ways to save sea turtles with cracked shells; prosthetic beaks for injured birds; and even an “animal wetsuit” to help an injured manatee stay afloat and warm.