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2022 in Review: 1,000+ Animals Rescued + Counting!

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Like years past, 2022 was busy for SeaWorld Rescue. Experts from all three of our parks mobilized to aid more than 1,000 animals, including a gray whale, bottlenose dolphins, manatees, sea lions, seals, sea turtles, and more.

One notable story of 2022 was when our Orlando Rescue Team successfully returned ten critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles to warmer waters. The sea turtles were initially found stranded and cold-stunned off the Cape Cod coast and received three months of rehabilitative care from our care experts. Dive back into this return, here.

No matter the day or time, our dedicated veterinary and animal care teams are on-call to rescue and return sick, orphaned, and injured animals in need. Since 1980, we’ve proudly rescued and rehabilitated more than 40,000 animals.

We’re also honored to work alongside numerous local, state, and federal partners to help mitigate species extinction while providing long-term care to animals that cannot survive on their own.

Learn more about our commitment to animal rescue, rehabilitation and return, here.

SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Team returns 10 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles into the ocean at Canaveral National Seashore.
(Nadia Zomorodian/Daytona Beach News-Journal)

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