Cohuna - Nile Perch


72 BIG Fish from the 2006 Commonwealth Games | Nile Perch

One of seventy-two large aquatic sea creatures created by MotherWorks for the opening ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games. 

For every country that competed in the Games an aquatic sea creature, native to that country was created and floated across 36 barges down the Yarra River in an amazing sound and light display

After the Commonwealth Games concluded 62 of the sculptures were offered to councils through out Victoria to boost tourism. Many of the sculptures found permanent homes and sadly, since the sculptures weren't designed for the outdoor elements, between the Yarra River and councils placing them outdoors, many sculptures perished.

I always take a selfie and a stock image photo and after 5 years of road trips, 2 laptops a few drunken nights trying to sort photos this is the only photo of the Nile Perch I can find on my laptop.

The Nile Perch is native to Nigera but has migrated to the edge of the Cohuna Public Recreation Reserve. It's best viewed from Garden Park on the Murray Valley Highway.