A whiskered walrus baby was welcomed to SeaWorld Orlando on June 3, when a 14-year old female, Kaboodle, gave birth to her first calf just after midnight. Kaboodle and her baby immediately began to bond and the pair remain close at all times, even snuggling with each other as they sleep.
Throughout her pregnancy the park’s animal husbandry and veterinary teams provided extensive pre-natal care and regular ultrasounds. The new arrival has already brought great joy to the teams, especially when mom and calf vocalize with each other.
Kaboodle’s calf is the first baby walrus born at SeaWorld Orlando. Walruses are extraordinary creatures. The park’s walrus program plays an important role in educating the public about these amazing animals. While walruses are not yet listed as a threatened species, they have been affected due to global climate change. Kaboodle and her calf will soon inspire park guests to learn more about the plight of walruses in the wild.
Walrus populations have stabilized since 19th century commercial hunting was outlawed, but still face habitat challenges from warming temperatures and a thinning ice pack. SeaWorld Orlando has cared for orphaned walrus calves with the permission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the SeaWorld Busch Gardens Conservation Fund has provided research assistance on the Pacific walrus and the impact of dwindling floating sea ice.
Calves are born with robust whiskers which aid in detecting the shellfish that are part of their diet. Both males and females have large tusks that used for defense, cutting through ice and getting out of the water.
Kaboodle and her calf are currently not on public display. They remain under 24 hour care with the husbandry team to ensure both mom and calf continue to thrive and bond together.
Disney Parks blog hosted a Meetup with the opportunity to preview Pixars Cars 3!
According to Theater staff people started lining up for the movie as early as 10:30 a.m. even though the guest were pre-chosen you can say that some of them were more than excited about the opportunity to see this movie first.
Prior to screening the movie guests were given complimentary free popcorn and free soda along with a very special Cars 3 key chain.
Upon entering the theater we were greeted by hosts from the Disney park blog who seemed just as excited to meet us as we were to meet them.
During the pre-show we were introduced to Mr. Fittipaldi who was one of the voices in the Brazilian version of the movie.
Disney also treated us to a premiere of Pixar’s latest short LOU.
Pixar really hits a home run with its latest Cars movie. The graphics and the detail that go into this movie are amazing and of course in true Pixar fashion there are lots of little visual moments that make you giggle.
This was a premiere so I will not give away any of the details to the movie but will definitely say that it was wonderful and a must-see.
I would like to thank Disney Parks blog for hosting these unique meetups bringing Disney fans together to be a part of these magical events!
The minute I walked in the room I knew that this was going to be a very special announcement. I happened to be standing next to world renowned Disney animators, respected writers, bloggers, top-notch travel agents and many other VIPs
Mary Morales and Jennifer Beaudin took the floor and explained that it was fate and passion that brought them together to create Pixie Dusted Dreams Travel and Events.
Not only are they going to be a traditional travel agency they are also going to be creating special event travel.
Then poof just like magic they announced their first official event.
In February 2018 they will have Disney icon Bob Gurr on a 7-Day Cruise this will give guests the opportunity to meet and greet this legendary Disney icon in a very intimate setting.
It blew me away that this once in a lifetime experience was very affordable with cabins ranging from $650 per person for a 7-day cruise and included all the interactions with this Disney Legend (book now call Mary)
Mary Morales has been the official travel agent for Super Size Orlando since we started! We are extremely excited for her in this brand-new endeavor and strongly encourage you to use her Services when booking any kind of travel. She takes the guesswork out and inserts her special brand of pixie dust! On behalf of us here at Super Size Orlando congratulations Mary it’s time for you to spread your wings and fly!