Albatross chick

Image: Aaron Heimann | DOC


Introducing Amīria - the winning name in our Royal Cam competition as voted by you! Thank you to everyone who took part by submitting names and voting for their favourite.

The theme of this year’s competition was ‘female explorers ’ due to the chick’s adventurous personality. The winning name was inspired by the famous female explorer Amelia Earhart but with a New Zealand twist – Amīria being the Māori interpretation of Amelia.

The name Amīria was submitted by Lisa Fowler, Lara O'Connor and Arianna Ponder.

Congratulations to Arianna Ponder who was selected at random by DOC staff from our three finalists as our main prize winner!

Arianna will go on a tour of the albatross colony at Taiaroa Head. Thanks to Air New Zealand, Larnach Castle and the Otago Peninsula Trust, the prize package also includes:

The two runners up will receive a soft toy albatross and a family pass for an albatross viewing at the Royal Albatross Centre

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