FRIDAY, March 01, 2024
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‘Grandpa Nemo’ calls it a day at Suphan Buri aquarium after 20 years

‘Grandpa Nemo’ calls it a day at Suphan Buri aquarium after 20 years

The beloved mascot, "Grandpa Nemo", bid a fond farewell to fans at Bueng Chawak Aquarium in Suphan Buri province after 20 years of dedicated service.

A special farewell party was organised to commemorate his retirement, featuring festive Lunar New Year activities and a lively parade of 10 dancing mascots.

‘Grandpa Nemo’ calls it a day at Suphan Buri aquarium after 20 years

The farewell ceremony for "Grandpa Nemo" marked the end of an era, as he had entertained crowds for two decades. Recognising the toll time had taken on the mascot costume, it was decided to introduce new mascots to keep the experience fresh for visitors.

‘Grandpa Nemo’ calls it a day at Suphan Buri aquarium after 20 years

In a touching procession, "Grandpa Nemo" made his way out of the aquarium, passing under bamboo arches, to bid farewell to local dignitaries and receive flowers and souvenirs. He then took a moment to say goodbye to his adoring fans before retiring to the aquarium.

Throughout the day, families flocked to the freshwater aquarium to enjoy animal shows and capture memories with the mascots.

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