The marine mammal caregivers at Marineland know the animals well. For example, one caregiver, Tali, has worked with a beluga whale for seven years. “To see him going from this younger animal, who was just learning to do things, to this animal who has a huge behavioral repertoire, is really fascinating” said Tali.
The video shows our caregivers and belugas during one of their husbandry training sessions. The husbandry behaviours taught to our marine mammals include presenting their fins or mouth for inspection. Learning and practising these behaviours make the animal more comfortable when it’s time for our veterinarians to examine them or carry out a necessary medical procedure.
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.
Not everyone is a daredevil, wanting to go over the Falls in a barrel. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a few thrills at Marineland. We have a range of rides for everyone, from gentle waves to white-knuckle adventure.
What a beautiful week to visit Marineland! There is no doubt that our long awaited summer has finally arrived. Yesterday at the park we met the Peters family from Saskatchewan who came back to rekindle childhood memories at Marineland. They were delighted that we are still one of the few theme parks that lets families bring their own beverages and food into the park. In the cool arbours of our family picnic area their 4 year olds told us they loved our belugas and one of our “spinny” rides. They arrived too late to catch the first show but were going to the next one. Mom said “Marineland is all about family memories”.
It must be nice having a theme park in your own backyard that you can visit all summer long with a fun pass! Sure is for one family a film crew met up with. Believe it or not, it was only noon and they’d been on the world’s highest triple tower ride Sky Screamer™ multiple times and it wasn’t yet one o’clock. Did they still scream? Check it out!
From now until Christmas, when you visit the Marineland Website, you can purchase 2013 Single Day Passes and Fun Card Season Passes at our 2012 prices. Makes a great Christmas gift for friends, family and loved ones.