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  1. News - Hong Kong - LEISURE

    Small cages and nothing to do: Hong Kong Zoo animals 'trapped in the 19th century'

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com Zoo's animals are 'trapped in 19th century' At more than 140 years old, Hong Kong zoo is home to almost 400 animals, including ... of the SPCA. "The facilities are very outdated, inadequate and overcrowded." Watch: Hong Kong zoo under fire for "outdated" facilities Flamingos are packed into their enclosure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575582/zoos-animals-are-trapped-19th-century
  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Animals in Gaza zoo no safer than humans from Israeli bombardment

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaza City Some animals are dead, others in wrecked cages after Israeli attack Zoo devastated by Gaza conflict The lions sat dazed in the shade of their damaged pen, while nearby the decayed carcasses of two vervet monkeys lay contorted on the grass of a Gaza zoo. The animals were caught in the crossfire in more than a month of fighting between Israel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575099/animals-gaza-zoo-no-safer-humans-israeli-bombardment
  3. News - World - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Prague, Johannesburg zoos in hot water over deaths of eight antelopes

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 08:16pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg Zoos in hot water over deaths of 8 antelopes Animal welfare campaigners have criticised two leading international zoos after eight antelopes shipped ... followed". The animals were initially destined for Johannesburg Zoo from Prague Zoo, a major breeder of the semi-aquatic species native to central African swamps. Prague Zoo reacted angrily ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567761/prague-johannesburg-zoos-hot-water-over-deaths-eight-antelopes
  4. Zoos vow to stop using live prey at feeding time

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Report saying practice had bad effect on visitors put reserves under pressure Nature reserves and zoos have decided to end the practice of feeding live prey to wild animals, which is often used to attract visitors. The agreement was reached at an industry meeting of representatives of 22 reserves and zoos nationwide, held on Saturday in Kunming, capital of Yunnan province. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492639/zoos-vow-stop-using-live-prey-feeding-time
  5. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Oi! Gallery's Zoo as Metaphor blends reality with fiction

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:10pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... Text: Edmund Lee Now you see it ZOO AS METAPHOR Oi! Visitors to "Zoo as Metaphor" may be in for a puzzling experience. Consisting of a mix of real and fictitious historical objects, the exhibition takes an imaginative approach to remembering the vanishing aspects of Hong Kong. "Our concept was partly inspired by cabinets of curiosities," says curator Orlean ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1557414/oi-gallerys-zoo-metaphor-blends-reality-fiction
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - CONSERVATION

    Animal family tree research the key to survival of endangered species

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:22am by WASHPOST

    ... every move, hoping her cubs will help increase the thinning cheetah populations at zoos across the country. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Shenandoah National Park, the 1,300-hectare institute is at the forefront of an ambitious attempt by United States zoos to save animals threatened with extinction by studying them relentlessly. Like zoos across the world, every animal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1565034/animal-family-tree-research-key-survival-endangered-species
  7. News - China - Panda

    Hello, hello, hello! World's first surviving panda triplets born in Guangzhou

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse A Chinese zoo has unveiled newborn panda triplets billed as the world’s first known surviving trio, in what it hailed as a “miracle” given the animal’s famously low reproductive rate. Watch: Chinese zoo presents world's 'first surviving' panda triplets The mother panda, named Juxiao, meaning “chrysanthemum smile”, delivered the triplets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1572092/three-times-charm-worlds-first-surviving-panda-triplets-born-guangzhou
  8. Comment - Letters

    Opening another zoo will send wrong message to children

    Posted May 05th 2014, 03:01am by LETTERS

    ... Opening another zoo will send wrong message to children I oppose the suggestion that there is a need for another zoo in Hong Kong ("Animal instinct? Kids want 'real zoo'", April 22). For generations we have wilfully destroyed natural habitats and caused a global species crisis. In an attempt to rectify this appalling situation, we convince ourselves ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1504564/opening-another-zoo-will-send-wrong-message-children
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Call it animal instinct, Hong Kong schoolchildren want a big zoo

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 02:36pm by Shirley.Zhao

    ... Shirley.Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com More than 90pc of pupils want to get closer to wildlife in the city, study finds Animal instinct? Kids want 'real zoo' Children in Hong Kong say they want a "real zoo" in the city. While this may not be a great revelation, a new study has confirmed that 90 per cent of primary school pupils yearn for an affordable, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493526/call-animal-instinct-hong-kong-schoolchildren-want-zoo

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