“It is disappointing to see Virgin Holidays succumb to pressure from animal activists who mislead and manipulate marine mammal science to advance their agendas,” said Chris Dold, chief zoological officer for SeaWorld.
SeaWorld Entertainment CEO Gus Antorcha talked rising attendance and competition from other parks on the company's quarterly earnings call, but didn't discuss recent layoffs or departures of top executives.
The removal of Sesame Street's Count-Around Playground was "not related to safety," according to SeaWorld. It will be replaced by a new play area and additional seating for the nearby food trucks.
It’s the second death of a whale under SeaWorld’s care this year and the fifth overall since January 2017.
SeaWorld Orlando has earned the title of “Certified Autism Center,” matching its two sister Orlando parks after park employees completed extra training on autism sensitivity and awareness. SeaWorld Entertain... Read More