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Updated: 27 October 2023

Announcing the “Name the Platypus Chocolate” contest winning name and prize winners

Maleny Chocolate Co.’s new chocolate platypus needed a name, and you delivered! We received a total of 277 entries and 182 votes on the five shortlisted names.

The winning name is … Obi

‘Obi’ emerged as the clear winner and secured an overwhelming victory with 71% of votes.

Breakdown of the votes

  • Obi (130 votes) 71% 71%
  • Percy (26 votes) 14% 14%
  • Penny (12 votes) 7% 7%
  • Laney (9 votes) 5% 5%
  • Marlow (5 votes) 3% 3%

The winning name was announced by Maleny Chocolate Co. owner Troy Wainwright at Wildlife Queensland’s 20-year PlatypusWatch celebration on 22 October.

“We love it!” said Troy.


“Our Maleny platypus population calls Obi Obi Creek their home, which was named after Obi, a remarkable Aboriginal warrior. How perfect is that connection!”

Maleny Chocolate Co. chocolate platypuses© Amanda Little

Obi the Platypus made a brief appearance at the Wildlife Queensland Platy Party on 22 October 2023 (the visit was cut short for reasons you can probably guess! Yum!)


Name the Platypus Chocolate contest winner© Maleny Chocolate Co.

Obi the Platypus comes in white, milk, and dark chocolate varieties.

Prize winners

We received eight eligible entries for the winning name ‘Obi’. The Contest Winner was selected randomly from these entries. The winner of the Voting Prize was selected randomly from all eligible votes. More details can be found in the contest Terms and Conditions.

  • Contest Winner: Pete Polkinghorne from Crows Nest, QLD.
    Congratulations, Pete! You have won a $100 Wildlife Queensland voucher and a $100 Maleny Chocolate Co. voucher.
  • Voting Prize Winner: Joanne R.
    Congratulations, Joanne! You have won a $100 Maleny Chocolate Co. voucher.

We would like to thank everyone who entered and voted in the contest for helping us choose this fantastic name.

Support platypus conservation with each delicious bite!

Obi the Platypus is now available in the Maleny Chocolate Co. online store. 10% of the price of every Obi purchase will go back to support Wildlife Queensland PlatypusWatch

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