In something like a scene out of Ghostbusters, Zoos SA staff at Monarto Safari Park are using misting machines filled with Nanocyn disinfectant inside their buses to ‘bust’ the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.
The product uses 100 per cent natural ingredients and is safe to use around humans and animals, including reptiles and primates.
Monarto Safari Park have joined forces with MicroSafe to introduce Nanocyn on all Zu-loop buses throughout the park.
Fondly labelled the ‘Ghostbuster’ machine by Zoos SA drivers, the handheld misting device can disinfect a bus quickly and safely after each tour.
Taking less than five minutes, the Nanocyn kills and eliminates the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 in 15 seconds, the fastest contact time of any product globally.
The disinfectant also kills Norovirus (Gastro), Influenza (H1N1), bacteria, mould and fungi in 30 seconds.
General Manager of Visitor Operations, Steve Callery, said the health and wellbeing of the visitors and animals was Zoos SA’s top priority.
“With this technology we are able to quickly and incredibly effectively disinfect each bus after every tour,” he said.
“This ensures the wellbeing of all visitors and reassures them that they can enjoy safe and happy a trip to Monarto Safari Park these holidays.
“The team from MicroSafe have very kindly donated the machines and disinfectant products to Zoos SA free of charge.
“As a conservation charity, we are so thankful for their generosity and help to keep our community safe.”
Driver Scott Kelly said the Nanocyn made it easy to clean the bus with speed and ensure his guests were safe – all while having a little bit of fun.
“It definitely feels powerful in my hands, I feel like a real ghostbuster!” he said.
“While we do have a bit of fun, on the serious side, it is so great to be able to quickly disinfect the bus.
“It helps us run on time and continue to provide a great and safe service for all our wonderful members and visitors.”
SA-based, MicroSafe, works with key transport providers and facility management companies in Australia and overseas, providing infection control solutions since long before the pandemic, dating back to 2005.
The TGA approved and registered technology is also used by the Royal Flying Doctor Service and South Australian Police in all stations.
MicroSafe Care Australia Managing Director, Matt Seifert, said the Nanocyn product is completely natural, which makes it safe to use around people and animals and therefore ideal for a zoo setting.
MicroSafe partnered with Monarto Safari Park to assist them with their COVID Management Plan, particularly around the buses,” he said.
“Our technology can disinfect the buses extremely rapidly with the Nanocyn, which means we can provide safer environment for visitors and staff alike.”
Visitors aged 16 and older who choose to come to Adelaide Zoo or Monarto Safari Park will be required to show evidence that they have been fully-vaccinated (or are exempt from vaccination by order of the Chief Public Health Officer). For more information please visit, www.zoossa.com.au/covid-19/.
Monarto Safari Park’s school holiday program Larger than Life runs until the 30 January 2022. The total number of visitors at Monarto Safari Park are still limited so we advise all visitors, including members, to book online at www.monartosafari.com.au/tickets.