An Interview with a Sea Lion…Yes, really!

ImageYes, you read that right! We recently had a most delightful and wonderful chat with SeaWorld Sea Lion superstar Clyde who took some time out of his very busy day to answer a few questions.

What is a typical day like for you?

Breakfast and being extremely good-looking are essentials for superstars such as me, so I chow down on buckets of fish before I prep for our show, Sea Lions Live. Then, I do my vocal chords exercise. Seamore and O.P. Otter call it yelling – I call it artfully singing. In between our show sets, I tweet. I’m getting the hang of typing as fast as I can with my flippers. It’s quite impressive, actually.

What is your favorite part of your show?

One of the best feelings in the world is knowing that I’m making thousands of people laugh along with me as I perform with my best friend, Seamore. Oh, and of course, soaking Biff during our show. ROFL! (Literally. No, really. I do roll on the floor while laughing.)

What activity do you and Seamore enjoy doing most with your trainer buddies?

We love interacting with them. Our relationship – our friendship, really – is built on years of trust and working closely together. There’s always something new to learn from each other every day.

What are you most looking forward to with SeaWorld’s Sea of Surprises? 

Everything about me I’m looking forward to seeing our new float, “A Sea of Surprises”, debut in the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as a tribute to SeaWorld’s 50th celebration!!! Sculptures of sea turtles, penguins and fish are among the amazing sea creatures that will be featured aboard our new 32 foot-long float. Need I say more?

SeaWorld San Diego is celebrating Sea Otter Awareness week, and we know that’s super important to your good friend O.P. Otter. Tell us some things we can do to help animal conservation efforts? 

Reduce, reuse and recycle. The simple act of throwing your trash away instead of littering makes such a BIG difference to my fellow land, sea and air animal friends. Another great way to help is to reduce your carbon footprint. Turn off any lights or electrical devices that you aren’t using to help conserve energy. You can make a difference no matter where you live!

Thank you, Clyde, for stopping by to chat with us! You can of course catch Clyde with all of his pinniped and human friends performing Sea Lions Live several times a day at SeaWorld San Diego. He also tweets as @ClydeSeaWorldSD on Twitter.  

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