We hope to see you all this weekend as we celebrate Slick's 30th birthday! Special festivities are planned all weekend long. If you'd like to purchase a birthday gift for Slick check out his Amazon birthday wish list or make a conservation donation today!
In celebrating Slick's Birthday we recognize the important role he has played in our conservation mission. We thank you all for your support of these goals. Our world ocean and the animals dependent upon it are facing serious challenges. To learn more about our work or make a donation in Slick's name please visit us at http://oceansoffun.org/slick_turns_3 #OceansofFun#welovesealionseveryday
To know him is to love him. This month, we celebrate Slick, a male California sea lion who has stolen the hearts of millions for the past 30 years. This amazing animal has blessed us every day; teaching us about marine mammal care, training, welfare, and conservation. This May, we celebrate SLICK and the joy he has brought to all who have ever met him. Slick's golden birthday is May 30, 2016. Join us throughout the month as we celebrate this amazing sea lion!!! #OceansofFun#birthdayboy#30yearsoflove#30yearsofinspiration
To our wonderful fans and supporters, we NEED YOUR HELP!
You know first hand that up-close interactions with animals in accredited facilities are critical to inspiring the public to care about animals and their habitats - and ultimately to the preservation of endangered species.
Recently APHIS, a federal agency that licenses and inspects all marine mammal facilities in the United States as part of USDA, began the process of updating their regulations. Their recommendations are rooted in science and recognize and respect the great care already being provided to animals in accredited facilities.
Those opposed to zoos and aquariums are trying to use the regulatory process to call for changes that are not based in science, but instead based on their desire to bring an end to animals in human care.
That's why we need your help! Send a letter to APHIS today to reinforce the importance of marine mammal facilities and to encourage regulations based on science and in the best interest of the animals. To learn more and help out visit us at:
What a beautiful day to celebrate Talise's 3rd birthday! She has grown so quickly! If she would have been born in the wild, she most likely would not have survived. Fortunately we had the ability to assist and teach her mother (Sonoma) how to accept and nurture at a critical time. Talise has come a long way and today is healthy, playful and thriving. She's a little firecracker when it comes to learning and you'll see her in shows this summer. Happy 3rd Birthday Talise! #OceansofFun#AMMPA#welovesealionseveryday
Building a solid relationship with an animal requires investing a great deal of time and patience throughout that animal's life. Solid relationships are built upon trust and are definitely a two way street between trainer and animal. Trust provides us the ability to learn an animal's unique personality and to successfully care for each animal as an individual. #welovesealionseveryday#AMMPA#OceansofFun
One of the first steps in weaning pups is introducing them to the fun of catching fish. Reese has not yet figured out that these are a food source but she sure is having a great time chasing and catching fish! Thanks to Dick Smith's Live Baithouse for those shiners! We captured her fun on camera for you to enjoy! #reesespieces#growingupsealion#OceansofFun
He’s one already and he already weighs 93 lbs! Zeus is sweet, gentle and full of charm! One of the “boys” now, Zeus plays hard with the other pups but is quick to show up for snuggles and kisses from his trainers. He’s currently learning to eat fish and the wonder of training is next! We adore this little man and are anxious to share him with all of you this summer. Happy First Birthday Zeus!
Although we are not open to the public during the winter season, our team remains in place with an emphasis on staff development and animal progression. Winter means plenty of play and learning for everyone! We believe that learning through fun sets everyone up for success! #traininggoals#OceansofFun