The Walt Disney Company By: Caitlin Coartney

Overview

  • History of the Company
  • Disney Conservation Fund
  • Conservation Efforts
  • Veterinary Hospital Internship at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Mission Statement

"The mission of the Walt Disney Company is to be one of the world's leading producers and providers of entertainment and information"

History

  • October 16, 1923- Walt Disney and his brother Roy started the company
  • 1928- Mickey Mouse was introduced, along with merchandising
  • 1929- Partnership split into four companies
  • 1995- Disney Conservation Fund established
  • 1998- Animal Kingdom Park opened in Orlando

Business Segments

  1. The Walt Disney Studios
  2. Parks and Resorts
  3. Media Networks
  4. Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media

Established on Earth Day in 1995 to protect wildlife and wild places while connecting people with nature.

Conservation Efforts

Disney has contributed more than $45 million to conservation projects worldwide- saving more than 400 species, protecting habitats, and connecting people to nature.

  • $2 million to conserve primates
  • $1.2 million for protecting elephants
  • $1 million to protect rhinos
  • $1.8 million to nonprofit organizations

Other Initiatives

Disney focuses on environmental impact by reducing emissions, diverting waste, and conserving water.

Veterinary Hospital Internship

Function as the Primary Wildlife Case Contact as well as a Veterinary Technician for wildlife cases at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park.

  • Provide direct care to the wildlife
  • Assist with laboratory work and research projects
  • Give presentations to guests at the treatment window
  • Educate guests on the conservation efforts of the company

Goals

Through the internship, I hope to gain a unique hands-on experience to broaden my knowledge for veterinary school. I also hope to educate others on Disney's various conservation efforts to make an impact locally.

"Carrying Forward a Conservation Legacy"

Credits:

Created with images by MichaelGaida - "micky mouse walt disney disney" • Pexels - "architecture castle cinderella castle" • Doggettx - "Partners statue"

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