Zoos, aquariums, animal rescue groups and other animal care organizations, require reliable refrigerated storage. Whether storing frozen food for exotic animals or refrigerated medical supplies, zoos and aquariums require walk-in coolers and freezers that can maintain precise temperatures. Polar King walk-in coolers, walk-in freezers and refrigerated trailers feature a seamless fiberglass design and can be fully customized to meet specific organizational needs.
Polar King Energy Savings
The annual operating costs of traditional metal panel units can be as much as 62% higher than that of a Polar King. With seamless fiberglass construction, our units prevent moisture penetration, retaining the R-Value of the insulation. This will not only extend the life of your walk-in cooler or freezer but also provide a long-term return on your investment.
Polar King and Coral World Ocean Park
Coral world Ocean Park is a small aquarium in the U.S. Virgin Islands that provides a place for tourists and locals to enjoy and learn about the ocean and its inhabitants. Coral World’s mission is to inspire and educate visitors to protect our worldwide ocean by providing meaningful and fun experiences with marine life. We bring our guests up close with our animals and the ocean in our high quality, one of a kind interaction programs with sea lions, sharks or dolphins.
The park needed a custom-built walk-in freezer that was onsite to store food for their animals. Due to their location near the ocean, they required a unit that could not only resist saltwater damage, but that could also withstand hurricane force winds.
“The freezer is beautiful! It does what it’s supposed to do, and we’ve seen a decrease in our utility bills that our owners love!” Kristine Tartaglio, Coral World Ocean Park
In addition to concerns over rust and rugged construction, Coral World Ocean Park also needed to consider energy efficiency. Electricity in the Virgin Islands is very expensive, and they were trying to convert to more sustainable power sources. Switching from an old, inefficient freezer to Polar King saves them a significant amount of money each month in utility costs.
Polar King Has Been a Proud AZA Member since 2016
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. AZA represents more than 230 facilities in the United States and overseas. AZA accredited zoos and aquariums meet the highest standards in animal care and welfare and provide a fun, safe, and educational family experience.
Polar King, a leading provider of high-quality commercial refrigeration solutions, recognizes the importance of supporting the unique needs of zoos and nature reserves, and has conducted comprehensive case studies to provide valuable insights into how their products can enhance operations in these environments. By closely examining the specific challenges faced by zoos and nature reserves, Polar King has gained a deeper understanding of the critical role refrigeration plays in preserving the health and well-being of animals and maintaining the integrity of sensitive ecosystems. These case studies delve into topics such as temperature control, humidity management, specialized storage requirements, and the safe preservation of animal feed and medications. By collaborating with experts in the field, Polar King has developed refrigeration solutions tailored to the specific needs of zoos and nature reserves, ensuring the utmost care for the animals and the efficient management of resources. These case studies provide valuable guidance for zookeepers, wildlife conservationists, and facility managers in selecting the right refrigeration solutions to meet their unique requirements, ultimately contributing to the overall success of these important conservation efforts.