Without having to travel to the ends of the Earth, Hongkongers can now enjoy encounters with polar wildlife.
At Ocean Park’s new attraction, Polar Adventure, which opens today, visitors can see penguins from the South Pole and arctic foxes, snowy owls, northern sea lions, spotted seals and Pacific walruses from the North Pole.
It is the first themed area integrating Arctic and Antarctic animals in Asia to educate visitors on the importance of conservation of polar wildlife amid global warming.
Green Sense did protest against the park for using large amounts of energy to keep the attraction cold. But park chairman Allan Zeman said the buildings are “built with the latest technology” and can cut annual electricity consumption by 34 percent. He also expects Polar Adventure to draw 5 percent more visitors to the park annually.
Or go to Ocean Park’s website for more details: http://www.oceanpark.com.hk/html/en/home/