24 Apr Lockdown Animal Care
During the National Lockdown, the animals at uShaka Sea World continue to enjoy the same high levels of care that we give them during normal times and all of our critical systems have continued to operate.
Our teams are spending lots of time with the animals and are taking this opportunity to do some extra deep cleaning and maintenance. All of the life support systems are operating as usual, ensuring that the animals have good water quality. We have even managed to continue with some of our rehabilitation work and one of the seabirds in our rehabilitation centre was recently released.
There are two teams that work for three days at a time. At the end of the three days the team on duty disinfects and cleans everything, ready for the new team. The staff have the necessary equipment to enable them to ensure that they are able clean very effectively. This is actually in line with our normal hygiene protocols – just expanded to include all touching surfaces.
Our dedicated team have continued to stay in contact with those who care about our animals and our conservation work by taking images & videos while on site which we share on our social media profiles.
You can view the footage here:
We hope that the videos & images shared have helped to keep your spirits up during these uncertain times, and have helped you keep connected to the ocean and our precious animals.