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Rex mascot needs a name

Rex mascot needs a name

If you’ve been to the Rex recently, you may have noticed a new face.

Big and friendly with a giant “beaky” smile, the newest “personal trainer” on staff went through a rigorous interview process to land himself the important job of

Centre Manager, Mr James Parker, said a duck and a dog had also applied for the position.

“The duck was just too hard to keep clean…and the dog wasn’t quite right either,” said James.

“When I met the platypus, I thought he’s perfect – he’s aquatic and a little bit different. I don’t know of anyone else who has a platypus for a mascot. He tied in quite nicely with our general environment really.”

But James has a problem, no one
knows what to call this playful platypus who will be the official face of The Rex.

“He’s fit, furry and fabulous but he needs a name!”

James is encouraging the community to get involved by naming the friendly marsupial who apparently loves greeting people with a warm cuddle.

“We’re holding a competition to name him and will be running it throughout September. Just go to The Rex website or pick up a form at our front desk to enter.

“Whoever’s name is selected wins a term’s worth of swimming lessons.”

Once the fun-loving fellow is named, James will have a nice new name tag made up so there’s no risk of an identity crisis when the platypus is out and about doing what he does 


“You’ll spot him around at different venues and events. Wherever we go, he goes – he’s a genuine mascot,” said James.

By Alicia Lüdi-Schutz