(11 April 2009 – Hong Kong) Ocean Park’s newest major attraction, Amazing Asian Animals, will open on 30 April, and the second new mascot to represent one of the eight unique animals of the area was unveiled today at Ocean Terminal, Harbour City. Goldie, mascot for the Goldfish Treasures aquarium at Amazing Asian Animals, met the crowds for the first time today, along with Whiskers and Later Gator, the mascot for the Chinese alligators at Gator Marsh. They were there to introduce the fantastic presentations the attraction has to offer, and to engage with the guests with games and prizes. (See Photo 1)
From now till 19 April, those who are interested to find out the Who’s Who of animals to be featured at Amazing Asian Animals can go see the Animal Maze at Harbour City, outside Ocean Terminal.
Amazing Asian Animals is the first major attraction in Ocean Park’s $5.5 billion Master Redevelopment Project to be completed. The area will feature eight unique attractions including Giant Panda Adventure, an impressive habitat for rare species such as the giant panda, red panda, Chinese giant salamander, Asian small-clawed otter and Chinese alligator. Meanwhile, the stand-alone exhibit, Goldfish Treasures, will feature exclusively over 300 goldfish collection of all shapes, sizes and colours, including the largest goldfish variety in the world. The Amazing Bird Show will also return with a new facade. The other attractions will include Panda Village, and the Wishing Tree. Opening in the summer will be Emerald Trail and the Suspension Bridge.
To give guests a totally immersive experience in this area, Amazing Asian Animals will also present the future Waterfront (currently the Lowland) area’s first dining and banquet facility – Panda Cafe – which features a host of popular Southeast Asian dishes, including signature Sichuan cuisines, and the Park’s first themed and largest signature souvenir shop, Panda Kingdom Shop, which is brimming with over 5,000 animal-themed items in over 350 styles.
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About Ocean Park
Ocean Park is Hong Kong’s unique homegrown recreational venue with a heritage of delivering family fun and fond memories. Since its opening in January 1977 as a non-profit organisation, Ocean Park has developed itself to be a world-class attraction connecting people with nature, and recognised for its animal husbandry, research and relationship with the community. Over 90 million people have visited Hong Kong's premier park since its inception and Ocean Park has remained committed to offering adults and children experiences that blend entertainment with education and conservation. Part of the proceeds from the Ocean Park admission tickets and some retail items will go to Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong to support its wildlife conservation projects.