Alongside its immensely popular series SeaRescue, SeaWorld Entertainment is debuting a brand new show called Wildlife Docs which will air on most ABC stations during the Saturday morning’s Litton’s Weekend Adventure block. This show goes behind the scenes with this elite team of veterinarians, technicians and trainers as they care for the more than 12,000 exotic animals that inhabit Busch Gardens. Viewers get an up-close look at the ground-breaking medical procedures and enriching care that are just part of a day’s work for this dedicated group. Much of the show will take place in the park’s new Animal Care Center, an innovative, 16,000-square-foot medical center that brings park guests into the animal care experience. The Animal Care Center includes a nutrition center, treatment rooms, clinical lab and viewing areas.
“The Wildlife Docs is the perfect companion show to Sea Rescue,” said Jim Atchison, President and Chief Executive Officer for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. “We care for one of the world’s largest zoological populations and also help save animals in the wild, and these shows allow us to deliver these emotional stories in a powerful way. Whether our team members are rescuing a stranded dolphin on the beach or caring for a new baby zebra on Busch Gardens veldt, these extraordinary individuals are dedicated 24/7 to caring for animals.”
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a leading theme park and entertainment company delivering personal, interactive and educational experiences that blend imagination with nature and enable its customers to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world we share. The Company owns or licenses a portfolio of globally recognized brands including SeaWorld®, Shamu® and Busch Gardens®. Over its more than 50-year history, the Company has built a diversified portfolio of 11 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind collection of approximately 67,000 marine and terrestrial animals. The Company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.