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SeaWorld Orlando and Southwest Airlines Kick Off Summer
At Long Island MacArthur Airport

Kookaburra, Kinkajou and Tawny Frogmouth Greet Travelers Bound for Florida

      To kick off the summer and help Long Island-area residents get excited about their summer travel plans, SeaWorld and Southwest Airlines hosted a “welcome to summer” event at Long Island MacArthur Airport. Exotic animals from SeaWorld and Busch Gardens and their trainers were on hand to meet and greet travelers as they wait at gates to board their Southwest flights to sunny Orlando.  Travelers delighted in petting, and photographing three creatures seldom seen on Long Island: the Laughing Kookaburra bird, Kinkajou and Tawny Frogmouth.

Pictured: Four-year-old Ava Collins of Manorville (far right) pets the plumage of the Laughing Kookaburra as SeaWorld trainer Christine Giannone holds the exotic bird.


Pictured: Commissioner of Aviation Teresa Rizzuto pets a Kinkajou as SeaWorld trainer Christina Davis holds the exotic creature.