Name Ocean Park’s New Croc for Prizes Worth Up to $40K
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Name the New Crocodile at Ocean Park and Win Prizes Worth Up to HK$40,000

Ocean Park is inviting the public to participate in an exciting naming contest for a female crocodile that had made an unusual appearance in Pat Heung last year. She was rescued by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department last April 2023 and relocated to Ocean Park’s facilities, where she has been receiving professional care since.

As this exotic crocodile prepares to join the Ocean Park family, the theme park is on a mission to find the perfect name that reflects her unique background and serves as a reminder of the potential harm invasive species can pose to local biodiversity.

The significance of this naming endeavour lies in the fact that Hong Kong does not have native crocodiles. Therefore, the chosen name will have to carry a special meaning.

From now until Jan. 31, 2024, Ocean Park encourages the public to submit their suggestions for the crocodile's name. The top five names will be selected and then announced in late February, as the Seahorse Rangers, Hong Kong's largest student-oriented conservation group, carefully reviews all public submissions and chooses their top picks.

What follows is the public voting stage between March 4 and 12, whereby the final five names will be put up for a public vote through Ocean Park's social media platform. This is your chance to make your voice heard and play a part in naming the crocodile!

As if the honour of naming the crocodile weren't enough, there are a plethora of exciting rewards for participants!

The person who suggests the chosen name will receive four tickets to Ocean Park's Get-Closer-to-the-Animals program, in-park F&B vouchers worth $2,000, and an annual park membership for four. While the other four shortlisted participants will each receive four Get-Closer-to-the-Animals and park admission tickets, along with F&B vouchers for the park’s dining outlets worth HK$800.

Here are some intriguing details about the crocodile that might inspire naming ideas. Estimated to be around four years old, she measures approximately 1.9 meters in length, weighs 35 kilograms, and was discovered in a fenced-off area adjacent to a Lin Fa Tei village house.

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