What’s On The Menu?

Well, anything from herring to hay. Marineland provides wholesome, nutritious and palatable foods to all of our animals under the expert direction of our veterinary staff.

All of our marine mammals are fed restaurant quality herring, capelin and squid. In fact, you could take some home, cook it up and have it for dinner.

fishOur black bears receive a balanced diet of fish, fresh fruits, meats and vegetables. Yum!

Our deer, bison and elk dine only on hay that is of top quality. How much hay? Would you believe 110 bales per day?

For members of our deer family, hay is fed in conjunction with grains such as oats, corn and barley.

 

DID YOU KNOW?… AMAZING WALRUS FACT

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.

Zeus2Zeus Air Sac2

 

 

Field Trip? Let’s Go!

There are countless opportunities to learn at Marineland, but did you know you can make it part of the curriculum outcomes for students from grades one through eight?

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Quit Bearin’ Around!

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

A Bison or a Buffalo?

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.

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Cet-a-what now?

When it comes to Marineland’s marine mammals, it’s important to get them in the right order. For our whales and dolphins, that order is Cetacea.

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Our Four Legged Friends

What’s the most surprising thing you’ve seen at Marineland? Everyone knows us for our marine mammals and our great amusement rides, but many are surprised to encounter some of our four legged friends as well.

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The Star of the Show

They are some of the biggest stars at Marineland, but they’re quite humble about it. Smooshi, Apollo, Zeus, and the others are happy to get their pictures taken, regularly entertaining crowds at King Waldorf’s Stadium. It’s hard not to love walruses.

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A Ride For Every Size

There’s a good reason Everyone Loves Marineland. We do everything we can to make sure there’s something for everyone at our park. While visiting the amazing and beautiful marine animals is clearly a favourite, we make sure there’s something for the whole family to do as well as see.

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They’ll Earn your Seal of Approval!

Found along the shores of the north Atlantic from New Jersey to Norway, Grey Seals have a strong population that’s growing in numbers. The largest colony in the world is located at Sable Island in Nova Scotia, but you don’t have to visit that remote location to see these playful creatures.

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