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Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute is a public, non-profit organization dedicated to
providing solutions to conflicts that arise between human activity and the natural world.
Research at the Institute, which was founded in 1963, focuses on rare, endangered and
threatened species and habitats, depleted fishery resources and on the ecology of marine
animals and biological diversity. Access to SeaWorld's extensive marine zoological
collection and superb facilities are unique assets that provide the Institute with unparalleled
opportunities for scientific studies. For more information, visit

The SeaWorld Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Program is an important part of the
park’s commitment to conservation, research and education. SeaWorld’s mammal, bird and
fish specialists have rescued, treated, rehabilitated and released thousands of animals that
were ill, injured or stranded. On average, 65 to 70 percent of the animals rescued annually
are rehabilitated and returned to the wild. In 2011, SeaWorld rescued 66 marine mammals:
40 California sea lions, 21 seals and five dolphins.

The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund is a private, non-profit charitable
foundation that allows visitors to the 10 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment properties, as well
as members of the general public, to help protect wildlife. The Fund directs 100 percent of
donations to on-the-ground wildlife conservation. Contributions strengthen the parks’
existing efforts to preserve endangered wildlife; expand conservation education around the
globe; support worthy conservation organizations; and to aid ill, orphaned, injured or
stranded animals. Since its creation in 2003, the Fund has granted more than $8 million to
protect wildlife and wild places, benefitting animals on land and in the sea. For more
information, visit

SeaWorld’s Oiled Wildlife Care Center is an example of a successful private and public
partnership dedicated to environmental stewardship. This facility employs lessons learned
from past oil spills and improvements in wildlife rescue, care and rehabilitation. When not
being used for oil spill response, the 8,000-square-foot complex houses ill or injured
animals being cared for in SeaWorld’s Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Program.


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