SeaWorld parks have announced today that the current Orcas in their care will be the last generation of Orcas to live at SeaWorld, as it is ceasing it’s breeding programme from today. Instead, the parks will reinforce their commitment to ‘protect and preserve [the Orcas] for future generations’ as they aim to educate the park’s visitors on conservation and environmental issues facing these beautiful creatures. The current Orcas living at SeaWorld will remain in the park’s world-class care.
The park has steadily been moving into a more educational and conservation-focused direction over the last few years, highlighting the park’s efforts in rescuing and returning hundreds of marine animals back to the wild each year. This year, they even achieved the incredible milestone of over 27,000 animals saved in the park’s 50-year history. This amazing milestone was celebrated at the same time as the park put on 6 days of conservation-inspired ‘Wild Days’, which encouraged park guests to learn more about some of the amazing creatures at SeaWorld and how they can help to save them.
Of course, the new SeaWorld will not just be about education and conservations projects, there’ll be plenty of high-octane thrills for rollercoaster lovers too! The brand new MAKO ride, the hyper coaster which is opening this summer at SeaWorld Orlando, promises to be the tallest, fastest and longest rollercoaster in Orlando. This will be joining the iconic park favourites Kraken and Manta to make a trio of insane rollercoasters that will get even the most hardened rollercoaster fan shaking in their boots!
We’re excited about the new direction SeaWorld are taking, and even more excited to ride MAKO this summer! To get your tickets for the opening of this amazing new ride this summer, click here.
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