The team at SAAMBR is actively involved in WWF SASSI, which it approaches “holistically”.Read more >>
With National Marine Week being celebrated at uShaka Sea World from 12 to 18 October, the public are being encouraged to take a keen interest in caring for our oceans.Read more >>
When I received a request from the curator of Mitchell Park Zoo for assistance in moving their koi fish from a large pond to a holding tank in an adjacent enclosure, I was confident we would be able to assist.Read more >>
In celebration of Halloween this year, the seal team decided to get in on the fun and thought it would be a good idea to share it with the seals.
Pumpkin does not form part of a seal’s diet so the exercise was more for fun and to pique the seals’ innate sense of curiosity.
Investigating is an important part of any enrichment programme as it allows animals to use their senses.
We took all the seeds and stringy parts out of the pumpkins before we began carving their scary Halloween faces.Read more >>
After spending two months fattening up at uShaka Sea World, Timone, a juvenile sub-Antarctic fur seal, was declared ready for release on 17 August 2014.
In preparation for release she was fitted with two plastic flipper tags (both numbered 0114) on her front flippers, as well as a satellite tag on her back.Read more >>
Selso the elephant seal has been making progress heading towards his home. Selso, who was rescued on 29 June 2013, is expected to make landfall to moult in November 2014.
He was released January 11, 2014 off the coast of Port Elizabeth, and the staff at uShaka Sea World has been able to closely monitor his progress thanks to a satellite tracker fitted to his head.Read more >>
This year’s 120km Waddle for a Week journey, from Gansbaai to Simon’s Town, began on Sunday 9 March at the Great White House and Great White Shark holiday chalets. The waddle is an awareness campaign in support of the endangered African penguin.
I believe it is essential that all great journeys start with a hearty dinner, shared concepts and stories, a few moments of reminiscence and reflection, and a good night’s rest in a comfortable bed. Our journey thus had a great start.Read more >>
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