Benefits of Rescue Program

Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation Program

Benefits of Rescue Program

Networking

  1. All SeaWorld parks are accredited members of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA). AZA members share information and work to further wildlife conservation. Stranded animals are a valuable source of information and study.
  2. American Zoo and Aquarium Association

Research

  1. Through treatment and observation, experts can study marine animal diseases. Detailed records and studies of an animal's diet and metabolism provide scientific information not otherwise available. In addition, experts can study the effects of pollutants, specifically heavy metals and pesticides, on marine animals.
  2. Through treatment and observation, experts can collect scientific
    information that would not otherwise be available.

  3. Stranding data on pinnipeds can help researchers map resident locations and the migratory patterns of some species (Geraci and Lounsbury, 1993).

Conservation & Wildlife Management

  1. Data gathered through the Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Program can help scientists more accurately assess population management programs in the wild. This information may help threatened and endangered species.
  2. Important data gathered through the Animal Rescue and
    Rehabilitation Program may help threatened and endangered
    species survive.

Education

  1. The community benefits through added awareness of how human actions, both good and bad, affect animals. This awareness is the first step toward educating the community about ways to conserve and protect wildlife.
  2. Awareness about the plight of rescued animals is the first step toward
    educating the community about ways to conserve and protect wildlife.