SeaWorld announces future habitat plans for remaining orcas

From their SeaWorldCares campaign, SeaWorld announced that they will be introducing new, inspiring, natural orca encounters rather than theatrical shows.  

SeaWorld’s new orca encounter will take our killer whale shows in a new direction. We will introduce new, inspiring, natural orca encounters rather than theatrical shows, as part of our ongoing commitment to education, marine science research and the rescue of marine animals.

Everything will reflect the natural world and will focus on the research, education, care and respect that align with our mission to advance the well-being and conservation of these beautiful creatures.

No longer a theatrical show, these programs will focus on orca enrichment, exercise and overall health. Our existing show pools and viewing areas will be redesigned into a more naturalistic setting and we will continue to present the whales at scheduled times before a guest audience. This exciting transformation will start in our San Diego park next year, followed by San Antonio and then Orlando in 2019.

Click here to learn more about SeaWorld’s killer whales and explore the orca profile pages.

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