See our rats in Howl to Coexist

Norway Rats

Rats are friends, not pests! You can meet the Busch Gardens Williamsburg rats at Howl to Coexist.

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    Rats are very intelligent animals. Some have been trained to detect landmines.

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    Norway rats (also known as brown rats) are the same species as the fancy rats you find in pet stores. Fancy rats have been bred to have more colorful variations in their coat to make them visually appealing.

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    Rats are affectionate! Norway rats have been documented seeking out back and belly scratches from handlers, then bursting into playful bounding called “joy jumps.”

  • See our rats in Howl to Coexist
  • See our rats in Howl to Coexist
  • See our rats in Howl to Coexist
  • See our rats in Howl to Coexist
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Howl to Coexist

Howl to Coexist

The one-of-a-kind presentation features interactions among our animals and trainers, who aim to give guests practical means for coexisting with the animals around them. It's a real hoot.

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Conservation Fund

Since 2003, the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens conservation fund has provided well over $15 million in grants to over 1,200 organizations.

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