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Emperor Dive Coaster Opening Pushed to 2021 – Why It’s a Smart Move

Following the progress of SeaWorld San Diego’s new dive coaster has been an exciting adventure over the last few years. On January 5, 2019, we had the amazing...

Endangered and Threatened Birds Receive Vital Help from SeaWorld San Diego

After several weeks of rehabilitation at SeaWorld San Diego, two tiny, but incredibly unique birds—a California least tern and a western snowy plover—were...

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Launches Coasters and Craft Brews

Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced today the launch of an ALL-NEW special event – Coasters and Craft Brews. While the general park remains closed, this...

Rescuing Animals During a Pandemic – A Conversation with SeaWorld Rescue

Operating an animal rescue center is just like running an emergency room. ERs are staffed by doctors and nurses, just like rescue centers are staffed with veterinarians...

San Antonio Zoo Celebrates Hatching Bird Extinct in the Wild

The San Antonio Zoo recently celebrated the hatching of a bird whose species cannot be found in the wild. On July 4th, the zoo’s Aviculture Department successfully...

Busch Gardens Tampa’s Summer Nights Return with Fireworks, Lasers, and Extended Hours!

Starting this weekend, guests can feel the spark after dark at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Summer Nights with an ALL-NEW laser and fireworks...

International Elephant Foundation Selects 27 Global Projects to Receive Conservation and Research Grants

The International Elephant Foundation (IEF) is proud to award more than $700,000 to 27 elephant conservation and research projects that support elephant conservation...

San Antonio Zoo Celebrates “The Great (Little) Train Robbery” 50th Anniversary with a Fundraiser

San Antonio Zoo will celebrate the 50th anniversary of “The Great (Little) Train Robbery” on Saturday, July 18th, 2020, exactly 50 years to the day. Each Zoo...

Jersey Devil Coaster Delayed Until 2021

Jersey Devil Coaster, the world’s tallest, fastest, and longest single-rail coaster, will not open at Six Flags Great Adventure this year as planned. Due to...

SeaWorld Orlando Presents “Light Up the Sky” Fireworks Show July 3-5

SeaWorld Orlando visitors will be able to experience the all-new fireworks spectacular Light up the Sky this weekend from July 3-5. The new show begins at 9:00 pm and...