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  1. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Ocean Park chief Allan Zeman rejects claims its dolphins are overworked

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Chief Allan Zeman says shows would not be run if mammals are stressed; they don't work like humans Ocean Park rejects claims dolphins are overworked Ocean Park has dismissed claims that its dolphins are being overworked and used as a tool to lure more visitors, adding that human work concepts are not applicable to the sea mammals. Chairman ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Guiding children and book choices

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... discussing their daughters' adoration for Barbara Park's Junie B. Jones series. Widely popular for children just starting to read chapter books, it is written in the first person through ... it very teeny at the bottom. 'I hate this stupid dumb circle!' I hollered," writes Park. We don't want our children to emulate the behaviour of naughty Junie in the same way ...

  3. The theme park where you can be a world-beater

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... around the world, which operated on The Peak from 1998 to 2005, when its franchise agreement expired. Company president Jim Pattison expects the indoor park to feature 100 attractions, 40 ...

  4. Matters of seoul

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the exhibition space. And Korean celebrities and models were out in full force, too. Lee Hyori, Bae Doo-na, Park Eun-hye, Park Hee-hyun, Kang So-young, Jun Ji-hyun, Kim Sung-il and Hwang Sun-hee kept ...

  5. Endangered monkeys make move to Ocean Park

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Park. The pair moved in next to giant pandas An An and Jia Jia at the park's new Sichuan Treasures exhibit, which opened yesterday. The park spent at least HK$10 million on renovating the former panda habitat to serve as home to two-year-old Hu Hu and three-year-old Le Le, who were born and bred at a zoo in Chengdu. 'We're one of the first parks to have golden ...

  6. Dolphins at Ocean Park 'should be set free'

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Ocean Park should take a lead in ending the practice of keeping dolphins in theme parks, a renowned conservationist said yesterday. At a forum attended by Allan Zeman, the attraction's boss, Richard O'Barry said most dolphins captured in the wild were imported into China. This meant the park could play a key role in stopping the trade. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. An early start and a walk in the park as hundreds take steps to raise funds for needy children

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Plan International Hong Kong has celebrated its 75th anniversary with a fund-raising walk around Ocean Park. The charity lined up celebrity ambassadors singer-actor Ekin Cheng Yee-kin and actress Louisa So Yuk-wa to officiate at Sunday's event. Hundreds of participants gathered at 7am to raise funds for the charity, which supports underprivileged children in China, ...

  9. 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 ... and a diver training academy where children and adults could have educational dives with scientists and marine biologists as an alternative. But Ocean Park defended its daily Sea Dreams dolphin ...

  10. Ai Weiwei's 'Dog Mobile' parks up in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com A Mercedes-Benz van with a paint job designed by Ai Weiwei is one of hundreds of artworks to be auctioned in Hong Kong next week. The van, entitled The Dog Mobile: A Car for Francis Bacon by Ai Weiwei, arrived from Jap ...




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