Not ready to celebrate Christmas yet during this brief gap between Halloween and Thanksgiving? SeaWorld is offering a special event this month for fans who would like to get an "Inside Look" at animal care at its Orlando theme park.
A reader visited SeaWorld Orlando Inside Look this weekend and emailed me several photos. SeaWorld is, at its heart, a zoo and a rescue organization for marine mammals on the Pacific, Gulf, and Atlantic coasts. It has rescued more than 36,000 animals since its founding — many which are returned to the wild, but if they can't be brought back to health, some do remain in the parks.
The "Inside Look" event allows visitors to tour the "backstage" areas of six SeaWorld Orlando animal care facilities to see what park personnel do to care for the mammals, birds, fish and other animals it houses.
One tour looks inside the park's rescue center.
And here's one of the birds that was treated there.
Another tour opportunity at Antarctica allows visitors to learn more about how SeaWorld feeds and cares for its colonies of penguins.
But the highlight for many visitors might be the look back stage at the park's orca facilities, where among other things, you might see one of the giant marine mammals getting a dental check-up.
"Inside Look" continues next Friday through Sunday and is included with park admission. For discounted tickets to the park, please visit our travel partner's SeaWorld Orlando tickets page.
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