SeaWorld Shines Spotlight on Conservation Efforts


Representatives from SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment were in Toronto yesterday (Nov. 11) to highlight upcoming developments and the company’s conservation and animal rescue efforts.

“A lot of people don’t know who we really are as an organization and our level of investment and professional care for the animals,” Dr. Chris Dold, ‎vice-president of veterinary services, told PressToday. “Our commitment is to getting everybody to have the opportunity to see that when they come to our parks.”

In the past 50 years, the company has been involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of over 26,000 animals.

Earlier this week the company made headlines upon the announcement that it will be changing its Shamu orca shows in San Diego by 2017. Dold told CTP the decision was based on the feedback of guests, who wanted to learn more about killer whales as part of the show.

“This gives us an opportunity to introduce an experience that has conservation, stronger educational points, shows people the naturalness of the animals and allows people to understand our animals in hopefully better detail than they can right now.”

Pictured at the event are Suzanne Pelisson Beasley, Dold and Randy Anger.