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Exciting News for Ocean Connections Hersheypark!

Ocean Connections Hersheypark is excited to announce our accreditation by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA). 

This prestigious honor is only bestowed upon organizations that are the gold standard in marine mammal care.   Ocean Connections Hersheypark has always prioritized the well-being of the seals and sea lions in our care.  Each day our animal care team tests and adjusts the water quality to ensure our animals have the proper environment.  The animals receive restaurant-quality diets that are prepared daily by our staff members.  We evaluate each animal’s diet to make sure they get the correct amount of fish based on their age, their size, and the season of the year.  We train our animal ambassadors to participate in their own health care and have a team of marine mammal veterinarians that provide medical attention to our seals and sea lions.  We pride ourselves on going above and beyond to ensure the exceptional well-being of our animals.

Ocean Connections Hersheypark team members spent the last year preparing the application highlighting our dedication to animal welfare and conservation education.  The accreditation process includes an in-person inspection and an evaluation of all aspects of our daily operations to ensure we prioritize the well-being of our animals.  Ocean Connections Hersheypark would like to thank AMMPA for recognizing our dedication to upholding the highest standards for marine mammal welfare.

If you would like to learn more about AMMPA, click here.  To visit Ocean Connections Hersheypark, click here.

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