Male walruses and some female walruses have special air sacs in their necks that hold air (up to 50 litres) allowing them to keep their heads above water for extended periods of time – they can even sleep this way. Amazing!
The males also use the air sacs to produce a characteristic bell-like sound when courting female walruses.
The first picture shows Zeus without inflated air sacs and the second picture shows Zeus with inflated air sacs.
Just like Marineland, black bears go dormant through the winter. But that doesn’t mean either one stops being active altogether. We continue to feed our bears throughout the winter months to help ensure they’re vibrant and healthy when spring arrives. Continue reading →
NIAGARA FALLS – ON – WEDNESDAY, October 15, 2014 – On Friday, October 10, 2014 Marineland welcomed the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) Zoo Inspection team for another of its regular and thorough inspections of all of our land animals, marine mammals and facilities. We are pleased to report that no issues of concern were identified and the inspection was successful.
The inspection was part of the strict, new regulatory system established by the Government of Ontario. The inspections process was established by the government last year following broad consultation with the public, including animal rights advocates and members of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA-AZAC).
These inspections are important, not just because they proactively check on the health and welfare of the animals, but also because they provide the public with the confidence they rightfully demand that the animals they love are well cared for.
Marineland remains committed to the continuing health and welfare of all the incredible animals at Marineland.
If you want to see the potential damaging effects humans can have on animal populations – and the important role conservation efforts can have to reverse them – just take a look at the North American bison.