Rehabilitation

Penguins fly home ahead of African Penguin Awareness Day

A well-timed flight saw two endangered African penguins winging their home to Port Elizabeth on the eve of African Penguin Awareness Day – 7th October 2017. The birds caught flight down south after spending time in the rehabilitation centre at uShaka Sea World.

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Herpetologists give python a new lease on life

A large rock python is recovering well under the care of uShaka Sea World’s herpetologists and resident vet after being rescued from a stormwater culvert.

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SAAMBR veterinary clinic gets the nod from South African Veterinary Council

SAAMBR’s uShaka Sea World veterinary clinic is now officially registered with the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC). As anticipated, reaching this milestone was not an easy task, as the uShaka Sea World treatment centre is very different from other veterinary clinics in South Africa in that it looks after marine species.

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Antarctic fur seal returns home after a holiday at uShaka Sea World

While uShaka Sea World has more than 40 years’ experience rescuing and rehabilitating vagrant sub-Antarctic fur seals, Cape fur seals and occasional southern elephant seals stranded along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline, the Antarctic fur seal was a first.

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Scotty settles in the serenity of Sodwana Bay

Five months after someone tried to sell her to Crocworld Conservation Centre, Scotty, a young, female, green turtle was released into the sea near Sodwana Bay in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park by uShaka Sea World aquarist Lindani Khwela.

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Antarctic fur seal released into Agulhas current

Arcto, the first Antarctic fur seal ever to have been recorded on South African shores, was released 25 nautical miles off Port Elizabeth into the fast-flowing Agulhas current towards the end of November 2016.

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More than 50 loggerhead turtles in rehabilitation at uShaka Sea World

Forty-eight hatchling and four post-hatchling loggerhead turtles, along with one juvenile green turtle were admitted to the uShaka Sea World Rehabilitation Centre in early November.

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Three turtles released during National Marine Week

Every year National Marine Week is celebrated during the second week of October. One of the highlights for uShaka Sea World staff this year was the release of three turtles, a hawksbill and two green turtles.

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National Marine Week: this boot was made for waddling

Chino, a juvenile African penguin, was found virtually motionless, suffering from heatstroke and with a badly damaged leg on the beach at Kosi Bay, in early November 2015 and was immediately ferried to uShaka Sea World for veterinary care.

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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.

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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

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…