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  1. Lessons by elephants not to be forgotten

    Posted Nov 07th 2004, 12:00am by Joyce Siu

    ... Joyce Siu Elephants appear to be clumsy, with wrinkled skin that does little to boost their cute factor. But underneath their huge bodies are delicate and emotional minds. According to scientists, elephants are intelligent animals with strong social bonds and good memories. They are also the inspiration behind e never forgets, a multimedia production by Theatre du Pif. Like ...

  2. Elephant tears

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... tonnes of elephant ivory from Africa, shopkeepers in Hong Kong said that any stock on sale is legal, and dates back to before trade in ivory was banned. The United Nations agreed in July China ... the ivory all comes from elephants that died naturally or had been culled to reduce their numbers. The animals are culled occasionally as, since the Convention on International Trade in Endangered ...

  3. Ostrich

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Extinct cousins The ostrich is part of a family of birds that includes rheas, emus, cassowaries and the extinct elephant bird. The elephant bird was about 3 metres tall. If you ate one elephant ...

  4. Giant shaggy animals roamed earth 2 million years ago

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam Giant woolly mammoths are thought to have roamed the earth about 2 million years ago during the ice age. An adult mammoth weighed up to 4.5 tonnes. They were similar to modern-day elephants but had smaller ears and shorter tails to prevent heat loss. Also known as the tundra mammoth, they had two layers of long, shaggy, dark brown hair up to 1 metre long, with their coat made ...

  5. Location of border crossing will benefit engineers, not dolphins

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the dolphins, not the other way round. It is in their critical habitat and they are always there, regardless of visibility. In an ideal world this white elephant bridge and the Tuen Mun link would ...

  6. Endangered Species

    Posted Oct 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that at least 19 out of 1,100 brands of medical products available in Hong Kong allegedly contain agarwood. Photo: WWF Hong Kong Common name: African elephant Also known as: Loxodonta africana Distribution: Africa Facts: The African elephant is the largest mammal on Earth. There might have been three to five million of them in the 1930s and 40s, but the population dwindled during the 70s ...

  7. Biggest ivory seizure in a decade

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Conservation Department officer Boris Kwan Sai-ping said yesterday that there were less than 600,000 elephants left in the world and they had now been classified as an endangered species. Anyone found ...

  8. Perfect 10

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Tim Pile

    ... and Kandy: the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage and the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Pinnawela was set up to care for a handful of abandoned elephants, and now has more than 60. Bathing and feeding ... of decorated elephants, fire-juggling acrobats, dancers and drummers make this one of Asia's most magnificent spectacles. This year festivities will start on July 22. If you plan to visit, advance ...

  9. Cloners race expo for the perfect woolly mammoth

    Posted Jul 18th 2004, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... park. After cross-breeding the DNA with the creatures' modern-day counterparts- the elephant- they hope to create a vast 'safari park' in northern Siberia. The park would ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... continue but I cannot help feeling that this bridge will be too big, too far and may become a white elephant only serving political ambitions to show that money is being spent on infrastructure. ...




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