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Our standards of care

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Our parks, policies and programmes are overseen by many federal and state laws including The Animal Welfare Act, The Marine Mammal Protection Act and The Endangered Species Act.

We operate under the authority of multiple government agencies and are regularly inspected for compliance with federal and state law.

The SeaWorld Parks are accredited by all major zoological bodies.

SeaWorld Orlando is accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA). AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums undergo a rigorous review that includes a detailed application as well as a multiple day on-site inspection by a team of experts from around the country.

SeaWorld Orlando is also accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and American Humane as are Discovery Cove and Busch Gardens.

All three of these SeaWorld Parks also received a 100% in the independent audit carried out in accordance with the ABTA animal welfare guidelines for animals in tourism.

Some of our partnerships

We partner with some of the world’s most prominent conservation foundations, allowing us to both broaden our understanding of it and provide access to our facilities and expertise, supporting the incredible work they do.

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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation logo.
Ocearch logo.
Everglades Foundation logo.

Our conservation fund

In 2003 the non-profit foundation SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund was established to help people make a difference to wildlife in need.

Since its conception the fund has awarded over $17.5 million in grant funding to over 1,200 organisations across the globe, including wildlife research, habitat protection, animal rescue and conservation education.


Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation

Our rescue teams are on call 24/7, 365 days a year, 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 release, as deemed by the government, are given lifelong care.

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Over 36,000 animals rescued

Closer to home

Visiting our parks directly supports a wide variety of projects across the UK.

Upgrade your day with one of our special tours or dining experiences and we will donate $2 to UK wildlife charities.

Have fun, learn, do something unforgettable and help make a difference.

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Protecting our world

Conserving and caring for wildlife and wild places has been our mission and passion for more than 50 years.

We work with environmental organisations worldwide, ranging from local community projects with organisations like Chester Zoo, to global wildlife research and conservation programmes like The Ocean Health Initiative.

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Working with 1,250+ environmental organisations

2,000+ park ambassadors caring for animals

Providing $1,000,000+ to projects each year


Species Survival

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a conservation partner of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and actively participates in their Species Survival Programme.

The programme oversees the population management of select species to maintain healthy and genetically diverse animal populations within the zoo community and to enhance conservation of the species in the wild.


Supporting Global Reseach

A unique environment

Our parks provide a unique environment that allows our team, outside researchers and scientists to better understand marine mammals.

This includes the expertise of our team, learned through everyday care of the animals in the parks.

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Funding

We provide funding and support to research projects across the world through the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund.

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Scientific publications

To date we’ve contributed to over 1,000 published studies, including many through our own research set up: the Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute.

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