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Coast's new stingray babies Cookies and Cream revealed

Ezekiel Green pictured with one of the stingrays dubbed 'Cookies' and 'Cream'.
Ezekiel Green pictured with one of the stingrays dubbed 'Cookies' and 'Cream'. Warren Lynam

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast's newest twins have been officially named.

After 1500 entries were received to name the stingray sisters, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast have settled on a name for their dynamic duo: 'Cookies' and 'Cream'.

The two female rays were born on May 20, and now live in the ray nursery which they call home along with their 15 fellow tankmates.

 

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast senior aquarist Amanda Reno said the two friendly rays have a strong bond.

"Cookies and Cream have a really strong sisterly bond... they are such posers and love having their photo taken," she said.

Competition entrant Natasha Cassidy with her children Zion Green, 6, and Ezekiel Green, 5, picked the winning names for the baby Black Blotched Fantail Rays.

 

Sea Life Sunshine Coast held a competition to name two stingray pups.
Sea Life Sunshine Coast held a competition to name two stingray pups. Warren Lynam

The family visited the aquarium today to meet their new salty pals.

 

Reinforcing the dedication to SEA LIFE's mantra of Breed, Rescue and Protect, the rays will be raised on-site by SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast as part of the global brand's ray breeding and conservation initiatives.

 

Zion Green, 6, and Ezekiel Green, 5, with sting ray pups 'Cookies' and 'Cream'.
Zion Green, 6, and Ezekiel Green, 5, with sting ray pups 'Cookies' and 'Cream'. Warren Lynam

The two-month-old sister rays can be viewed by the public in the ray nursery at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast.

 

 

For more information regarding SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast's unique underwater world, or to book online and save, visit https://www.underwaterworld.com.au

Topics:  conservation cookies and creak environment sea life mooloolaba stingray stingray baby stingray pup


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