THE management of Bayworld wish to express our sincere regrets that a child was upset after touching the electric fence at the Oceanarium recently ("Fence at Bayworld shocks youngster", September 26).
Signage to warn the public has been installed. The positioning of the electric fence is such that it cannot be touched accidentally.
The fence has been set at a low voltage and tends to give a fright more than a shock.
The electric fence has been installed to prevent the public from gaining access to the enclosures and to prevent our animals from escaping, thereby reducing the risk of people being bitten.
The public are reminded that the animals at Bayworld are wild and not domestic animals.
We hope the public have a pleasurable experience when visiting Bayworld.
Charmaine Wynne, curator of display, Bayworld/PE Museum