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  1. Dinosaur puts bite on visitors

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Incredible paintings come to life in Hangzhou. These 3-D, lifelike images were created using perspective and shading techniques to fool the eye of visitors. Witness a roaring dinosaur bursting into the room. Visitors also have the chance to interact with the exhibits to feel the special effects, such as feeding an elephant, pulling the tail of a tiger or kissing a dolphin ...

  2. Ocean Park urged to end dolphin show 'circus'

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry Animal welfare groups are urging Ocean Park to phase out its trademark dolphin performance, which they say is outdated and 'circus-like' and gives a distorted impression of the animals' life in the wild. The Asia for Animals coalition, an umbrella group including the Humane Society International, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society and Animals ...

  3. Call of the wild

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... for the 'endangered' species. This time it is the turn of the pink dolphins at Sentosa's Underwater World Singapore to attract the support of animal 'activists'. For a few months now, the local Animal Concerns Research and Education Society has been campaigning for the release of the Indo-Pacific humpbacked dolphins. The group got an 8,400-signature petition (impressive by local ...

  4. Teaching conservation and funding research projects are priorities

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

    ... 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. ... for funding from the foundation, which is now funding studies that include research into Irrawaddy dolphins, dugongs and other threatened species. From every paid admission to Ocean Park, HK$1 goes ...

  5. Wild idea for television

    Posted May 24th 2005, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... an example of a challenge may be: how would you save the river dolphins? One solution is to arrange a public rally to raise awareness of the effect that pollution has on these animals. Physical ...

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    Whales mimic human speech

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in San Diego, California

    ... that divers initially thought it was a human voice. Handlers at the US National Marine Mammal Foundation in San Diego heard mumbling in 1984 coming from a tank containing whales and dolphins ... emitting high-pitched noises. Noc died five years ago. Dolphins and parrots have been taught to mimic the patterns of human speech, but it's rare for an animal to do it spontaneously. The case ...

  7. Deaths spark calls for scrutiny of Ocean Park

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Meanwhile 131 cetaceans, mammals including whales, dolphins and porpoises, died at Ocean Park between 1974 and 2002, with nearly 20 deaths occurring between 1990 and 2002. The deaths were attributed ... But Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society chairman Samuel Hung Ka-yiu said that although Ocean Park had improved its animal-handling techniques, deaths were still high compared with parks ...

  8. Help for endangered species

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI A group of University of Hong Kong (HKU) students have played a role in the conservation of endangered animals in Asia, including giant pandas and Yangtze River dolphins ... student Vivian Lam Yan-yan and final-year student Sin Ying-tung went to Guangxi last month to monitor the population of Chinese White dolphins in the area using Global Positioning System (GPS). ...

  9. Park offers close encounters with nature

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun PARTICIPANTS IN THIS year's Ocean Park Summer School will get the chance to spend a night at the shark aquarium, see dolphins in their natural habitat and feed different ... dolphins in their natural habitat. The trip is organised together with the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation. Other activities include close encounters with sea lions and dolphins, learning ...

  10. Tilikum

    Posted Mar 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Compiled by Chris King Tilikum is an orca. Some aquariums in other countries have orcas, just like Ocean Park has dolphins. Tilikum lives at SeaWorld in Orlando in the United States. ... as the killer whale. It is a kind of dolphin. Orcas normally only kill animals for food. They eat sea animals like seals, walruses and even other whales. But their favourite food is fish, ...




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