Regina Leung, wife of embattled Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, has completed a year-long transition into a fully-fledged crevice-dwelling lobster.

Leung’s slow transformation into a large marine crustacean began last April. By July she had developed a hard protective exoskeleton and rudimentary claws. Following a series of moults, doctors noted the addition of antennae and a mushy tail by Christmas.

Leung’s year-long metamorphosis.

Residents living near to Government House reported hearing Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying roar: “It is done – the cycle is complete!” from a balcony at 6am on Friday morning.

Leung is to be transferred to a new Ocean Park enclosure by the end of the month.

The park’s Chief Executive Tom Mehrmann told reporters on Friday that the theme park hoped to “claw back revenue” after it was forced to release Regina Ip back into the wild by animal welfare NGOs.

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