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Chinese astronauts visit Ocean Park for an unforgettable encounter with animal ambassadors and nature

2010-07-28

(Hong Kong - July 28, 2010) Chinese astronauts Yang Li Wei, Fei Jun Long, Nie hai Sheng, Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming, Jing Haipeng and their families visited Ocean Park today. The Park’s management team and mascot Whiskers gave them a warm welcome as they arrived in the morning. They visited key attractions such as the newly opened Chinese Sturgeon Aquarium – Yangtze Exploration, enjoyed the Ocean Theatre show and had an intimate encounter with dolphins to wrap up their day of memorable experiences with the animals and connecting with nature.

In celebration of the 110th Anniversary of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, the group of Chinese astronauts and their families were invited to visit Hong Kong and to spend a day at Ocean Park today. After receiving a warm welcome at the Main Entrance, the group visited the Amazing Asian Animals where they saw many precious Asian animals and learned about their habitats, behaviors  and conservation messages from one of the Park’s education ambassadors.

Also a must-see is the recently opened “Chinese Sturgeon Aquarium – Yangtze Exploration” – in addition to observing the graceful movements of the distinctive fish species, the group had an opportunity to learn about the conservation of freshwater wildlife and water resources through the explanation by the Park’s education ambassador.

The group also paid a visit to the Ocean Theatre where they enjoyed a spectacular dolphin and sealion show, “Sea Dreams!” and an intimate encounter with the dolphins. They also visited other attractions including Sea Jelly Spectacular and Pacific Pier.

The gallant astronauts recounted their day with excitement, “It is such an amazing experience to be able to touch and feel the dolphins! Ocean Park is endowed with great natural features and has a large collection of animals including ones I’ve never seen before. This is definitely the most unforgettable highlight of our trip in Hong Kong.”

Photo1: Chinese astronauts Yang Li Wei and his family visited Ocean Park
Photo1: Chinese astronauts Yang Li Wei and his family visited Ocean Park
Photo 2:  the group of Chinese astronauts and their families visited Sea Jelly Spectacular
Photo 2: the group of Chinese astronauts and their families visited Sea Jelly Spectacular