Staff Report

SeaWorld Entertainment’s Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs were both nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Children’s Series,” and Sea Rescue was also nominated for “Outstanding Writing in a Children’s or Pre-School Children’s Series” by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Combined, the shows have been nominated five times.   

Sea Rescue showcases the touching and inspirational stories of marine animal rescue, rehabilitation and return to the wild by the SeaWorld Rescue Team and partner organizations. Featured episodes this season include the California sea lion crisis, and a record breaking transfer of hundreds of cold stunned sea turtles from New England to rehabilitation centers around the country. The heartwarming episode Georgia on my Mind, submitted to the academy for consideration, shares the story of Georgia, a rescued orphaned baby manatee who grows up to become a mom, grandmother, and foster manatee mom. 

The Wildlife Docs highlights the dedicated veterinarians and animal care specialists at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Viewers go behind the scenes with these skilled and passionate professionals and experience the daily wellness, preventative health programs and medical procedures for the health and well-being of more than 12,000 exotic animals that call the park home as well as injured wildlife in need around the globe. The Wildlife Docs team travels internationally to work with programs and organizations supported by The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, including the Pan-American Conservation Association and its work with sloths in Panama.    

The shows are part of Litton’s Weekend Adventure airing nationwide on ABC affiliates.  

“We are proud of Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs and thrilled that our stories resonate with viewers,” said Anthony Esparza, chief creative officer of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.  “Our teams are dedicated to both the animals in our parks and the ones we help rescue and give a second chance at life.”

The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards took place in April in Los Angeles, California. For more information on SeaWorld Cares, visit

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