On-site Power Generators for Zoos and Aquariums

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On-site Power Generators for Zoos and Aquariums

Are you responsible for hundreds of wild animals? What will you do if a category 4 hurricane is bearing down on you? Whether you’re faced with a hurricane, blizzard or a sudden wildfire, zoos and aquariums should consider having emergency plans in place to protect their animals and fishes during natural disasters. The zoo and aquarium should have adequate backup power to keep animals safe. Power generators keep the aquariums at the right temperature, the reptiles with light and the animals warm.

The heart of the zoo is the walk-in fridge and the walk-in freezer – thousands of pounds of meat, fish, fruit and vegetables for over hundreds of animals. What will happen when the power goes out? Backup power ensures all processes continue to function with minimal interruption and ensure food safety.

Tending to animals in an emergency also means considering the varying demands of different species. Colleen Lynch, curator of birds at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, notes that their backup generator is assigned to different exhibits, depending on the time of year. In the summer, the generator keeps the penguin building cool. In the winter, it prevents the waterfowl ponds from freezing over.


Zoo features fishes, mammals, birds, invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles. Thousands of people visit zoos and aquariums annually. So how does the zoo ensure that their animals and fishes remain safe in the event of an outage? Without the use of backup power, the fish could die within 20 minutes of an outage and that is a chance no one can take. The animals will be happy, healthy and best of all, protected with backup power. WPP is familiar with the zoo industry and their needs. Please contact us today and we will be happy to help.

Worldwide Power Products is happy to help zoos and aquariums with their power requirements. Give us a call and we will find you the best option for your power need. If you wish, we’ll deliver, install and maintain your generator for you to ensure it satisfies your needs.

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