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Ocean Park Hong Kong unveils deep cleaning during COVID-19

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Ocean Park Hong Kong has announced new levels of hygiene and animal care during its temporary closure in response to the coronavirus crisis. The attraction has also shared an online video of its animal ambassadors.

In a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19, Ocean Park Hong Kong has been temporarily closed to the public since late January.

During this time, Ocean Park has undergone a series of deep cleaning measures on all attractions, animal exhibits and behind-the-scenes facilities.

These have been thoroughly cleaned to ensure a healthy and secure environment for humans and animals. Ocean Park will continue to uphold strict protective measures as it prepares to reopen.

Deep cleaning measures during COVID-19

Meanwhile, the theme park’s veterinary and animal care teams have done additional physical examinations, on top of routine check-ups, for all animal ambassadors.

Ocean Park’s animal care team performs a daily list of husbandry checks with the birds, letting them stretch and flap their wings in the morning.

As birds are prone to respiratory infections, the park’s penguin keepers provide additional vitamins and nutritional supplements to the birds during daily feeding sessions.

The team also observes the penguins’ breath and monitors their heart rates.

Check out the animal ambassadors at Ocean Park

The attraction’s caretaker observes the capybaras’ condition during the daily husbandry checks, and collects blood samples to check their health.

In addition, the team measures the body temperature of seals, brushes their teeth and checks their mouths daily to help them maintain good oral health.

Ocean Park shared a new video, which you can watch above, offering a glimpse at its anti-epidemic measures and veterinary and animal care teams.

The footage also features Ocean Park’s resident animal ambassadors, to inspire viewers during the global coronavirus pandemic.

Legacy Entertainment, a leading theme park and resort design company, recently announced the reopening of Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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