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  1. Panda tale

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... words' for primary school students, but they have no problem understanding the stories,' she notes. 'They like absorbing knowledge'. Brennan grew up Australia, and moved with her ...

  2. Australia QUIZ

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the Guinness World Records. What is it for? 3 Who was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001 for work in global conservation and promoting Australian tourism? 4 Which Australian holds the record ... captain's crew mutinied and the captain later became governor of New South Wales? 9 At the age of 14, who became the youngest man to represent Australia in a World Championship? 10 In what year ...

  3. Long-distance call

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by Nadine Bateman

    ... no experience, so it really was a baptism of fire.' That was in the 1970s and Shun Wah became Australia's first female announcer on a commercial radio station. 'It's not widely known, ... fostered by an Australian couple. My father was born in Australia but had been brought up in Hong Kong before returning here. He remarried and his second wife was Cantonese. My upbringing ...

  4. New crocodile for park

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Hong Kong Wetland Park has a new crocodile- made from an old tree. Ching Tat-mam, a skilled craftsman working for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, took two weeks to make a wooden, upright carving of Pui Pui. The saltwater crocodile, whose name means 'the precious one', is the star of the park. Pui Pui has lived in a 72 sq ...

  5. Our birthday gift pandas are sure to be sweet young things

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... hoped to set up a panda breeding programme. He insisted An An and Jia Jia, would not be retiring from the limelight and would continue to be ambassadors for conservation in Hong Kong. 'They ... Adelaide in Australia, said they had only come to Ocean Park just to see the pandas. 'It will be such a wonderful asset for Hong Kong to have two additional pandas,' Ms McRae said. ...

  6. Students can be role models in energy conservation

    Posted Aug 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to promote conservation among students. The schools keep the temperature at 25 degrees Celsius and turn off the lights and air-conditioning when a room is empty. Teachers and parents should try ... adults may like the idea of conserving energy, but in reality they find themselves so worn down with the responsibilities of work and providing for a family that they become lazy regarding energy ...

  7. Teaching conservation and funding research projects are priorities

    Posted Jan 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... feeling of what they can do in terms of recycling and conservation, that's great. Then they will do the things that help conservation,' chief executive Tom Mehrmann said. Through the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong, the park seeks to ensure the survival of the giant panda and other animals, including whales, dolphins, birds, reptiles and Asian amphibians. ...

  8. Endangered monkeys make move to Ocean Park

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the broader conservation message.' The drive to bring the monkeys to Hong Kong was led by Jiang Chu, deputy director general of Sichuan's forestry department, who hopes the people ... years under human care. The Jockey Club has pledged HK$5 million over the next three years for conservation education at the park for 30,000 poor children. ...

  9. Stripped to the bear bones

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jason Gagliardi in Bangkok Unless you live under a rock, you have probably heard that Hong Kong's famed pandas, Le Le and Ying Ying, were recently feeling frisky, batting big black goo-goo eyes at each other and looking to get jiggy among the bamboo ...

  10. Left in their love nest

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Ocean Park's giant panda exhibit will be closed until tomorrow. They want to give Ying Ying and Le Le more privacy. Veterinarians discovered that Ying Ying, the six-year-old female, was in heat. Her mate, Le Le, is also sexually mature. ...




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