Witness a Day in the Life of a Penguin Caretaker

Shaunacy Ferro

The people who keep zoos and aquariums up and running don’t get a lot of time in the spotlight, but someone has to take care of the creatures that we come to see. The Telegraph’s latest “day in the life” video follows Kat Dixon, a senior aquarist at the Sea Life London Aquarium, as she explains what exactly she does all day. The video is 360°, so you can move the camera’s vantage point around to see the whole aquarium setup. And yes, she gets to play with the penguins.

“They have all got their own personalities—I can tell them apart just by the way they act,” Dixon says. “We play with them when we’re cleaning their enclosure.”

She also gets to clean out the shark tank. And while that may not sound as enticing to some people, it can sometimes be a treat. According to Dixon, at least one of the sharks, Betty, is “very curious and playful,” and “will always come over and nudge the divers a bit."

[h/t The Telegraph]

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