Discover what it is like to work with and care for the amazing penguins at SeaWorld San Antonio. Lloyd Tyndall, aviculturist and penguin care expert, will talk about the species of penguins at the water park and the daily care of a large diverse colony ranging from chicks to adults.
Lloyd’s talk will also highlight working with the birds, including using embryonic ectoderm development (EED), feeding, nesting season, guest interaction tours with the penguins and last but not least, play time with the penguins!
As some of the most recognizable and beloved birds in the world, they even have their own holiday:World Penguin Day, celebrated every year on April 25.
Lloyd has been working with animals for the past 20 years. After serving in the Armed Forces, he obtained a degree in Animal Science and started working in animal clinics, learning a great deal about the medical side of working with animals. Lloyd then moved on to educational work at the Houston
Zoo, where he learned how to relay conservation messages to guests.
In time, Lloyd became involved with the San Diego Zoo Propagation Center for Endangered Birds and learned many important hand-rearing techniques for a variety of bird species.
In 2002, Lloyd started as a full time Avicul- turist at SeaWorld San Antonio, working with over 100 different species of birds and reptiles for the zoological department. During his time with SeaWorld, Lloyd has traveled to many places around the world, including the Galapagos Islands, for con- servation projects and transporting animals to new zoos/aquariums around the world.
He has been involved in the training of Ani- mal Ambassadors for SeaWorld along with helping out the other animal areas of the
park. Lloyd helped start a Penguin Interaction Program at SeaWorld San Antonio in 2010, which is very popular to this day.