Ocean Park is a must-visit destination for tourists to Hong Kong. 40 years since its establishment, the park is not just a source of entertainment – it also plays a role in raising awareness on animal protection.
Frank Chua has been working at the Ocean Park as an animal keeper for seven years. At the kitchen behind the penguin habitat, he prepares food for the birds.
"Fish are the main food for penguins. These fish are frozen and have lost their nutrition given their long storage. So we need to put multi-vitamins in as a dietary supplement," explains Chua.
Chua feeds the penguins four meals a day. For lunch, each penguin can eat about 800 grams of fish.
Ocean Park doesn't just house marine species but also a wide range of land animals, including pandas. But it provides much more than a home for a myriad of species. Since 2006, the park has supported the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation and the city's Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department in handling stranded cetaceans off Hong Kong waters.
In the 40 years since it first opened, over 140 million people have come to visit Ocean Park, which remains committed to offering an experience that combines entertainment with education and conservation.