The rainy weather along the KZN coast, brought an unusual visitor all the way from down under, to uShaka Beach!This afternoon a Great-winged Petrel (Pterodroma Macroptera) was found on the beach at uShaka – exhausted and without even enough energy to resist being picked up.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… it’s – oh wait, it’s really an aeroplane!Early Tuesday morning – before the park was open to all of our visitors – a six-seater Beechcraft aeroplane was lowered into the Shark Exhibit at uShaka Sea World!
While local sea enthusiast, Roy Neale, was fishing for tuna off Umhlanga Main Beach on Monday 22 August, he caught a 3-4 week old Tiger Shark and immediately thought that it would make a welcomed addition to the sharks housed in the Sea World aquarium at uShaka Marine World.
After six months of relentless dedication and hard work, the uShaka Sea World team can now celebrate their highly sort-after PAAZA Accreditation. This is the third time that Sea World has been awarded accreditation status by the Pan African Association of Zoos and Aquariums (PAAZA). PAAZA, an internationally recognised organisation and a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, offers the highest possible accreditation and recognition that a living animal institution can achieve in Africa! Not all institutions that apply for accreditation receive it – uShaka Sea World remains the only accredited aquarium in Africa.
Which fish has the name of a vegetable?The Potato Bass, of course!Last week, three of our large Potato Bass were returned to the warm waters of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a natural World Heritage Site, after spending several years in the Reef Predator Exhibit at Sea World.