Rescue

Commitment to Animal Rescue, Rehabilitation & Return

With over 35,000 Rescues, SeaWorld San Diego continues our company's commitment to rescuing and caring for marine animals.

SeaWorld's legacy of animal rescue spans more than 50 years. In that time, SeaWorld’s Rescue Teams have come to the aid of more than 35,000 sick, injured and orphaned animals in need, giving them a second chance at life. None of this would be possible without the continued support of our partner agencies, park guests, Pass Members, and dedicated team members, as well as the people across the globe taking action to protect these amazing animals and their habitats. Our teams are on call 24/7/365, partnering with multiple government agencies to rescue and help animals in need of our care.

Stay in touch with us or visit our parks, to learn more about how SeaWorld San Diego has contributed to conservation by rescuing sea lions, dolphins, sea turtles and other animals.


A ticket with a mission

Your visit to SeaWorld helps support animal rescue efforts, with over 35,000 and counting.

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Turtle Rescue

Rescue

Working in partnership with state, local and federal agencies, the SeaWorld Rescue Teams are on call around the clock to help ill, injured and orphaned animals in need of expert care.

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Total Rescues

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    533 Cetaceans

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    8,133 Pinnipeds

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    2,716 Reptiles

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    22,800 Birds

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    716 Manatees

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    315 Other Mammals

Rescued seal release

Rehabilitation

No two cases are the same. Our inventive animal rescue and care experts have created prosthetics, healed cracked shells, invented specialized wet suits, nursed orphans around the clock and more.

Rescued sea turtle release

Return

Our goal is to successfully rehabilitate and return every animal to the wild. The small percentage of animals with conditions deeming them non-releasable are given lifelong care with us or at another accredited facility.