Top 8 Things to do at Ocean Park!

Our Brandon journalists went on the hunt for Ocean Park’s top features and experiences. They shared their findings below!

 

THE TOP ANIMALS TO SEE!!

1. The Blue Poisonous Dart Frog

The blue poisonous dart frog is commonly found in South America and in other rainforests. It is a miniature frog, no larger than half a pair of adult sunglasses, measuring 5 centimetres in length. The blue poisonous dart frog can move quickly around the dense and damp forest floor to seek shelter from predators. Its poisonous blue skin is used to protect itself from predators.

By Matthew and Liam

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2. The Green Anaconda

The green Anaconda is the largest known snake; it can grow to 9 meters long.

How anacondas kill their prey? They strangle their prey and squeeze the life out of them. The mothers are also devoted to their children. A mother may lose half of her weight after giving birth to 20 to 30 babies.

By Matthew and Liam

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3. The Arapaima

The Arapaima is found in rivers in damp rainforests. They live in water but come out of the surface every 5 to 15 minutes for air, like a human must come up to breathe when underwater. Because of this, they are very easy to fish and may become endangered if they don’t stop getting fished or don’t adapt towards the changing environment caused by humans.

There used to be a lot of them in the Amazon River, but they are all gone.

By Matthew and Liam

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4. The Red Tailed Catfish

The red tailed catfish is almost like a water dog, because it is highly alert. Instead of barking, they make clicking sounds when they sense any potential danger.

By Matthew and Liam

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5. The Penguins

The amazing penguins we saw in the park were cute and funny. The way they were walking was cute.

Penguins can be seen in the Grand Aquarium, right when you enter the park.

By Hailey, Anson and Sarah

 

THE RIDES!!

1. The Cable Car

Riding Ocean Park’s world famous Cable car is the ideal way to get between the Waterfront and the Summit. During the journey, we can enjoy the beautiful view of the South China Sea. The cable car feels like a giant moving ferris wheel. It is one of the most famous attractions and one of the most taken internal transportations.

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Basic information

  •       Length: 1.5 km
  •       Time: About 8 minutes
  •       Number of cable cars:256
  •       Capacity: 6 per car, 4000 people per hour

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The beautiful view of the South China Sea

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The view of Ocean Park

By Isaac, Carson and Marcus

 

2. The Ocean Express

The Ocean Express is a funicular tram. It is the main transportation connecting The Waterfront with The Summit. The Ocean Express is generally preferred over the Cable Car as it’s faster, and there is aircon. It is great being cooler because if it was a hot summer day you need to have some aircon!

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I also think that it is great because there are different videos in each way you go! Also the Ocean Express is very entertaining for your children. And you can also see different animals from the videos!

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The dolphins on the ceiling

By Anson, Hailey and Sarah

 

 

 

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