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ANIMAL CARE AND WELFARE
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Introduction

Ocean Park maintains and exhibits a diverse range of marine and terrestrial animals. As a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), we continuously strive to maintain the welfare of the animals under our care, encourage audiences to respect the environment, and help our community conserve it. The Park has gained accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) over three consecutive five-year accreditation cycles and is the first institutional member in Asia to earn this important recognition and validation of responsible animal care. Ocean Park is also aligned with WAZA’s animal welfare strategy and provides valuable contributions to this important element of biodiversity conservation. The animal welfare standards at the Park were also audited by the American Humane Association under its Humane ConservationTM on-site assessment programme. The audit demonstrated that Ocean Park has a culture and staff dedicated to providing the best care and welfare for the animals in its collection.

 

Our Caring Team

Our Caring Team

We ensure that all husbandry and veterinary decisions are underscored by current animal welfare and species science. Each animal team focuses on the needs of the species in their care. For example, social or solitary, diurnal or nocturnal, and seasonal shifts are all considered.

  • Animal keepers, animal behaviourists, aquarists, and biologists
  • Laboratory technicians specialised in environmental science, microbiology, haematology, and immunology
  • Veterinarians and veterinary nurses
  • Life support operators and professionals