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Anne Mulford: “Leading the Way – SeaWorld’s Bird Rescue Program”
March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us for our interesting monthly program and refreshments. There is a social period beginning at 6:30 pm with the meeting and program getting under way promptly at 7:00 pm.
As we all know, SeaWorld San Diego is an animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium, and a marine animal park. With a legacy of animal rescue spanning more than 50 years and benefiting more than 28,000 animals, SeaWorld is leading the way in responding to wildlife in crisis. Working in partnership with state, local, and federal agencies, SeaWorld rescue teams are on call 24/7 assisting animals that are orphaned, ill, injured, or in need of expert care. This presentation will briefly cover the program history, current program structure, what bird species SeaWorld cares for, different care protocols based on taxa, oiled wildlife care, and possibly an individual case or two.
Anne Mulford is a Senior Aviculturist having worked in the SeaWorld Bird Department for over 20 years. During that time she has cared for flamingos, waterfowl, aviary birds, rehab birds, high- and sub-Antarctic penguins, and Alcids. In 2015 she became one of three dedicated staff in the recently created Bird Rescue area within the Bird Department. In December 2016, she joined the newer SeaWorld Rescue Department which combined both the Bird and Mammal Rescue functions and now cares solely for all rescue animals. Tonight’s presentation promises to be very informative and educational.
Mark your calendars. Don’t miss this one!