Hieronymous Hedgehog has been chosen as The Park’s first official Hibernation Ambassador.
Chief Archon Abayomi Cuckoo made the announcement at a press event in front of the Wishing Well this morning.
With Hieronymous at her side, Cuckoo spoke briefly about the creation of the position and the responsibilities involved.
“This is by no means a ceremonial position,” she said emphatically. “After a series of consultations with a number of groups actively engaged in advocating for interspecial harmony, we Archons decided it was time to expand our own advocacy rôle beyond Stereotype Sundays,” she said.
The position, which has a term of five years, is the first of several that the Archons will be creating in the next few months until their term ends in January, Cuckoo told reporters.
The new Hibernation Ambassador will peform a variety of duties, with an emphasis on educating other Animals about hibernation and advocating for tolerance among species.
Hieronymous will be sworn in on the morning of Tuesday, November 2.
“We will have to keep the ceremony brief,” Cuckoo said. “He has a lot to do between then and November 17 [the official date of hibernation].”