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Long Island Game Farm Announces Naming Contest for Newly Arrived Red Kangaroo
In celebration of the new arrival of a young male red kangaroo, the Long Island Game Farm Wildlife Park and Children’s Zoo is having a contest for the cutest name for the Game Farm’s latest addition.
This friendly new kangaroo is one and a half years old. The red kangaroo is the largest mammal native to Australia and the largest surviving marsupial in the world. Known for their beautiful short, red coat and long, pointed ears, the red kangaroo’s legs work just like a rubber band. Males like the one at the Game Farm can leap over 30 feet in just one jump.
“This contest is a great way for our guests to interact with the park and get involved with our animals,” said Melinda Novak, Co-Owner, Long Island Game Farm. “Whenever an animal is named by one of our guests, it’s extra special for all of us.”
Several runner-up prizes will also be awarded. The deadline for submissions is July 15.
For more information, call (631) 878-6670 or visit www.longislandgamefarm.com.
* Photo is available upon request.
The Long Island Game Farm was founded in 1970 by Stanley and Diane Novak and is located on 25 acres of land in Manorville. The Park has grown over the years and has served as a frequent destination of school children that have grown up on Long Island. Each year, thousands of guests visit the park.