The Australian Pavilion mascot is the fairy penguin, Alpy. The name “ALPY” means Australian Little Penguin in Yeosu. Alpy is from Phillip Island, a small island not far from the city of Melbourne.
Like most fairy penguins, Alpy has a chatty social nature, loving nothing better than hanging out at the beach with his friends. Alpy lives on Phillip Island and is looking forward to taking part in his first ever Penguin Parade in the Australian springtime. After a whole day’s swimming, Alpy and 26,000 of his friends will head back home at dusk, surfing their way onto the beach and home to their burrows.
Alpy wants to be a marine conservationist and help to protect and preserve the ecosystems in our oceans and seas.
You can meet Alpy at the Yeosu Expo 2012 when he comes out to say hello to visitors to the Australian pavilion.
If you are in Yeosu for the Expo in 2012 and you see Alpy be sure to say “G’day!