uShaka news

A special dolphin moment for Muhammed

Seven-year-old Muhammad Hussain from Port Elizabeth had a long-held dream: to touch a dolphin – and with a little of help from a group of good people, his dream was realised recently at uShaka Sea World.


Young chameleon set to spend a year in rehab

Over the weekend a young flapneck chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis) was brought into the rehabilitation centre at Dangerous Creatures in the uShaka Village Walk by a member of the public.


National Science Week 2016

Once again NRF/SAASTA (South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement) nominated uShaka Sea World as one of the 76 organisations tasked with bringing the world of science to the South African public during National Science Week.


Look what dropped into the shark exhibit

On Tuesday morning 2nd August 2016 a six seater Beechcraft aeroplane was lowered into the Shark Exhibit at uShaka Sea World.


Young Hawksbill Turtle to return to the ocean soon thanks to rehabilitation at uShaka Sea World

With an 87% success rate in turtle rehabilitation, uShaka Sea World staff are confident their most recent patient will soon be well enough to return to the ocean.


Celebrating Gambit

uShaka Sea World is proud to announce the celebration of Gambit’s 45th year on Saturday 23 July 2016 and to highlight the dolphin’s most recent accolade – receiving PAAZA’s Animal Ambassador of the Year award.


uShaka Sea World’s Gabrielle Harris is PAAZA Animal Keeper of the Year 2016

Gabby is the epitome of an excellent animal keeper. She is passionate about her animals and has dedicated her life to their care and display. Her passion for animals is equalled by her passion for conservation communication, a goal she works towards daily through presentations at uShaka Sea World.


SAAMBR hosts a successful first internal symposium

Each year SAAMBR staff have the opportunity to present their work at both international and local conferences. This year SAAMBR hosted an internal symposium, where staff could share their work and collaborate with their colleagues.


uShaka Sea World staff celebrate Gimili’s birthday

Cape fur seal Gimli was born at uShaka Sea World’s previous home on the Durban Beachfront on 21 November 1986 and turned 29 on Saturday 21 November 2015. Her parents were Siggi and Benji.


International Octopus Day

8 October was International Octopus Day and kicked off Cephalopod Awareness Week. Perhaps the reason octopuses have their very own special day is because they have the highest brain-to-body mass ratio of all invertebrates, or because they practise observational learning.


Bony fish

There is a great diversity of bony fish species. Some…

Meet our dolphins

Gambit is believed to be the largest bottlenose dolphin in…

Gambit the dolphin – a living legend at 41

A special birthday is being celebrated today at uShaka Sea…


Sardines are small silver fish that are also known as…

Mazda Wildlife Fund supports ORI Coral Reef Research

The Mazda Wildlife Fund has supported the Oceanographic Research Institute’s…

uShaka Sea World is celebrating African Penguin Awareness Day on Saturday 8th October 2011

Penguins are our business. We all need healthy oceans to…

Why care about the oceans?

Not many people realise that carbon emissions are harming the…

Eco House opens in February

The Eco House in the aquarium will show you how…