Sea World San Antonio located in San Antonio, Texas makes my list at #6 for Corbin’s “Top Ten Places You Should Visit This Summer.” It’s the world’s largest marine life park at 250 acres! This park is home to thousands of species of marine life including this gorgeous Beluga Whale who currently is kissing me! Belugas or White Whales can weigh up to 3,000 pounds!
Of course you all know this face as Shamu! A little behind-the-scenes secret: Out of all the Seaworld Parks there is not one Killer Whale they have named Shamu. It’s just a stage name! The original Shamu died in the early 60’s. These magnificent, intelligent, and inquisitive marine mammals live in all of our oceans. They are the ocean’s top predators having no natural threats except humans. When I was there, Seaworld San Antonio had six of these whales. Their names were Una, Haylyn, Tuar, Kayla, Ky, and Kete.
Sea World San Antonio not only has animal attractions…they also host an array of roller coasters and water rides. Here I am riding the Steel Eel. It turned out to by my favorite ride in the park (especially during the sunset). Can you see where I am? Back row LEFT! I have never been able to take good roller coaster photos!!!!
This is Ky and me. Ky is a Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin located behind-the-scenes in Animal Care. He is a famous dolphin, making appearances in Jaws 3! Here I am feeding him a smelt (fish). When I did my career internship here, we had to be at the fish house EARLY in the morning to make buckets for all the parks’ animals.