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The Wild Ones: Aquatic Life

The Wild Ones brings the Two Oceans Aquarium into M-Net viewers’ homes.

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For the next five consecutive Sundays, starting on 3 June at 16:00, M-Net’s brand new and beautifully filmed wildlife series The Wild Ones will explore the behind the scenes areas of the Two Oceans Aquarium, where viewers will meet some of the wonderful creatures that call the Aquarium homes.

These five episodes, titled Aquarium: An Aquatic Life, showcase never-before-seen footage and real-life stories that would otherwise not be shared with those outside of the Aquarium.

“It has always been our dream to bring the Aquarium and its stories to the people of South Africa. We want to give people a glimpse into what it takes to run this Aquarium, what it takes to keep our standards as high as possible at all times, and what it takes to deliver a tourist attraction of international standards, not only to Cape Town, but also to the rest of the country”, said Helen Lockhart, Communications and Sustainability Manager for the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Filmed over four months, each episode of Aquarium: An Aquatic Life, deals with a variety of aspects pertaining to the operations of the Aquarium, behind the scenes activities, the animals in the Aquarium, and the people who play a pivotal role in maintaining the Aquarium’s high standards.

“The film crew spent months following our staff around, getting caught up in the stories that were being told, and ultimately becoming part of the Aquarium family. We are incredibly excited and the potential it has of showing viewers the inner workings and the heart of the Aquarium”, Lockhart added.

The Wild Ones Aquarium: An Aquatic Life 5-part series episode roll-out is as follows:

  • 3 June – Aquarium: An Aquatic Life – Inner workings of the Two Oceans Aquarium
  • 10 June – Aquarium: An Aquatic Life – Weird and Wonderful
  • 17 June – Aquarium: An Aquatic Life – Penguin Posse
  • 24 June- Aquarium: An Aquatic Life – Turtle Tales
  • 1 July – Aquarium: An Aquatic Life – Return of the Sharks


The Wild Ones is produced by Homebrew Films in partnership with WWF South Africa and BirdLife South Africa. The series is screened on M-Net channel 101 every Sunday at 16:00.

Viewers can also visit www.mnet.tv/wildones to enter the competition where one lucky viewer stands the chance to win a prize from BirdLife South Africa valued at R500 and a hamper from the Struik Nature Club to the value of R5000.

For more information and special blogs about the Aquarium, please visit the website www.aquarium.co.za


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