If you visit SeaWorld Orlando during Wild Days, an event that runs on Saturdays and Sundays through January 26, you'll get a rare opportunity to see the park's four rescued pilot whales up close. They come out before the Blue Horizons dolphin show during the event, where you can see them interact with trainers and learn more about their story.
It's fascinating to see the pilot whales in the pre-Blue Horizons sessions, and the media also had an opportunity to learn more about their story and training during a special Wild Days presentation. Click the video accompanying this article to learn about the rescue of these orphaned whales, how they were saved, how much progress they've made, why they're going to stay at SeaWorld Orlando for the rest of their lives, and how they're adapting to their new home at the park. You'll also learn about what it takes to work with pilot whales and other animals at the park.
Pilot whales are just one species saved by SeaWorld Orlando. Out of more than 20,000 animals rescued over the years, the tally includes creatures like flamingos and other birds, sea turtles, fish, dolphins, and manatees. If you'd like a look behind the scenes at the park's rescue and rehabilitation area, jump to this article. To see the full pilot whale presentation before Blue Horizons, go to this article.
Wild Days includes presentations and meetings with rescuers and trainers, Jump to this article to see Jungle Jack Hanna's presentation at the first weekend.