SeaWorld Orlando reopens June 11, won't sell off their animals after all |

SeaWorld Orlando reopens June 11, won’t sell off their animals after all

What exactly are the mask's ear loops holding on to? Photo by Kjaergaard [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia.

What exactly are Shamu’s mask’s ear loops holding on to? 

ORLANDO, FL — Looks like SeaWorld’s animals will get to swim around some more. Our taste buds’ loss is their gain.

Interim SeaWorld CEO Marc Swanson (of Swanson TV dinners fame) presented their plans to the May 27th Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force (M27OCERTF, as all the kids call it). SeaWorld has canceled the sale of their animals to the Gorton’s Fisherman and will re-open the parks.

The plan is very similar to what we’ve heard before: wear a mask (that covers your nose and mouth. Stop putting on the Batman Cowl. I’m looking at you, Marty). There will also be temperature checks (rectal?), social distancing, signs, markers, sharpies, etc. 

More fishy details

Employees are also required to social distance and wear face masks. This includes all employees, including the animals.

“Shamu is the icon of our park, but he must still adhere to strict guidelines as well. All animals, both large and small, will be required to social distance, as well as wear face masks. The only exception to the social distancing are those who are part of the same family.”

More information is available on the SeaWorld website.

We’re amazed that they could find Orca face masks in stock! Are you? Let us know in the comments below!

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Cover photo: Seriously, what are the mask’s ear loops holding on to? Photo by Kjaergaard [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia.