Meet Cute Wildlife at Ocean Park's New ‘Sloth and Friends Studio’
August 04, 2023
Marine-themed amusement park Ocean Park has unveiled its latest animal attraction, the "Sloth and Friends Studio." Visitors can now encounter the tree-dwelling mammals native to Central and South America while learning more about species conservation through an immersive accompanying art experience.
Known for their unique ability to hang upside down from trees even when eating or sleeping, these intriguing creatures are part of Ocean Park's "Downshifting Family." Situated in the park’s Aqua City area close to the waterfront, the "Sloth and Friends Studio" is home to two southern two-toed sloths, 13-year-old Ying Mok and eight-year-old Sonic. An animal caretaker will make an appearance at 3 PM daily to demonstrate sloth feeding and share fascinating insights into their lifestyle.
Besides the sloths, visitors can also meet and get close to other animals, such as the macaw, kinkajou, and ball python, at designated time slots. The park notes that animal appearances may change depending on circumstances.
As visitors enter the venue, they're welcomed by an AI-generated gallery before accessing the sloth habitat. The mini artistic space features a series of animal paintings created by AI adorning the walls, with each painting referencing a well-known artwork such as the Mona Lisa or The Scream and starring a sloth in the lead role.
Using "The IUCN Red List" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as a theme, the gallery invites visitors to create their own AI paintings using these endangered species on a tablet.
The studio serves as an engaging platform for visitors to learn about the featured animals and how to protect their natural habitats. By intertwining wildlife encounters with artistic creation, Ocean Park's latest exhibit inspires conservation action in a unique, captivating manner.
Where: Ocean Park Hong Kong, 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
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