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uShaka Sea World hosts international veterinary students

  • 07 February 2013 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

Natassia Bacco, who qualified at Pentificial Catholic University in Brazil, and final-year Tennessee University veterinary student Kim Lucy are being hosted by uShaka Sea World during February 2013.

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Birth of thorntail ray pups delights uShaka Sea World visitors

  • 31 January 2013 | Ann Kunz | Category: Species

There was a special bonus in store for visitors to uShaka Sea World on Saturday 26 January 2013, when a thorntail ray in the Open Ocean Exhibit gave birth to four pups.

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Ten little loggerheads head out to sea

  • 21 January 2013 | Ann Kunz

Early on the morning of Friday, January 18, 2013, staff from uShaka Sea World, a cameraman from YoTV and a journalist and photographer from The Mercury headed six nautical miles out to sea off Durban’s beachfront in a rubber duck to release the turtles into the ocean.

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uShaka Sea World needs voluntary educational guides

  • 11 January 2013 | SAAMBR

uShaka Sea World is looking for new recruits to boost the ranks of its voluntary educational guides. Additional guides are needed to cater for increasing demand for this valuable public service in 2013.

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uShaka New Year’s Eve Party a success

  • 04 January 2013 | SAAMBR

uShaka Sea World is happy to report that the New Year’s Eve party held on the Phantom Ship and at Moyo was a success. As has been the experience in the past with such events, the animals were absolutely fine.

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The animals will be our prime concern on New Year's Eve

  • 19 December 2012 | Judy Mann, SAAMBR CEO

Thank you to everyone who has expressed concern about the effects of the New Year’s Eve function scheduled to be held in the uShaka Marine World complex.

As with any function held at uShaka Marine World, the health of the animals is our primary priority. We will never allow any function to be held that may, in any way, be harmful to the animals.

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Live radio broadcast spreads uShaka Sea World's conservation message

Radio 2000 presenter Bertha Charuma’s 9am to 12pm show featured a couple of celebrities with a difference this week when it was aired live from uShaka Sea World.

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Penguin pairings plan to increase genetic diversity

It had all the makings of a match made in heaven when a trio of African penguins was flown to Cape Town last week, to meet potential mates at the Two Oceans Aquarium.

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Turtle poacher turns his attention to conservation

Wednesday, 28 November marked a turning point in the life of convicted turtle poacher Makotikoti Zikhali, who spent four hours at uShaka Sea World learning about the marine creatures that live along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline, and the need for their protection.

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Dangerous Creatures exhibit to reopen in December

  • 21 November 2012 | Ann Kunz | Category: Species

A fire broke out in uShaka Sea World’s Dangerous Creatures Exhibit during the early hours of 18 November 2012. Staff on duty alerted the fire department and safety officers who were on the scene soon afterwards.

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