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  1. In Brief

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoo reopens big cat enclosure SAN FRANCISCO- The big cat exhibit at the San Francisco Zoo has reopened after a tiger escaped and killed a teen two months ago. The enclosures now have higher walls and electrified wires. AP ...

  2. Cuddly couple win over island hearts

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of their lives. But the two apparently adapted well. They were seen in video footage provided by Taipei Zoo chewing on their food heartily and playing together. The more adventurous Tuan Tuan took his ... finally being let out of the cage. But she soon joined him in exploring and sharing their bamboo meal. Footage of the pair, broadcast live in Taiwan, charmed islanders. Zoo spokesman Jason Chin ...

  3. Rats infesting zoo may be health threat to other animals, microbiologist warns

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The city's oldest urban zoo has become infested with rats that have been seen living and sharing food with the wild animals kept inside. Their presence at the Hong Kong ... A security guard working at the zoo said the rats were no strangers to the visitors and animals. 'There are loads of them here. The cats love to come here for fun almost every night,' he ...

  4. Zoo mourns death of 21-year-old jaguar Siu Fa but decides not to replace her

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... of three, whose name means Little Flower, was born in the Berlin Zoo in Germany in 1987 and arrived in Hong Kong two years later. 'The LCSD understands the public and media concerns about the health of Siu Fa, and had been releasing information through the media that Siu Fa's days were numbered,' a spokesman for the zoo said. 'She was under the intensive care provided ...

  5. Public, media cool to offer to rent pandas to Tokyo zoo

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Some Japanese public and media reactions have been chilly towards President Hu Jintao's offer to rent two giant pandas to a Tokyo zoo. Japanese media reported yesterday ... cost only 100 million yen altogether. The Ueno Zoo, which first received a pair of pandas, Kang Kang and Lan Lan, 36 years ago to celebrate the re-establishment of Sino-Japanese ties, claimed ...

  6. Three Taiwanese zoos ready for panda gift

    Posted Mar 25th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Three major Taiwanese zoos expressed their strong desire yesterday to accept the pair of giant pandas offered by the mainland in 2005. 'I believe central Taiwan is the best place for the two pandas,' Taichung Mayor Jason Hu Chih-chiang said on behalf of the Taichung Zoo. Mr Hu has been fighting for the two pandas- named Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan by Beijing ...

  7. Zoo searches for a new big cat as Siu Fa begins to feel her age

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai, Kelly Chan

    ... to the zoo in Mid-Levels recently reported that a female jaguar was seen 'hobbling along, dragging its hindquarters, and apparently in distress' in its enclosure. Zookeepers said yesterday that the jaguar might be having difficulty walking because of overgrown claws in its hind paws. But the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which manages the zoo, said the jaguar was suffering from ...

  8. A gift that will trump almost all opposition

    Posted Dec 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the opposition Democratic Progressive Party has cried foul and is calling on people to boycott the pandas, who have been housed in a NT$300 million (HK$69 million) compound at Taipei's main zoo ... the pandas' flight to Taipei with breathless updates. Groups of onlookers waited at the airport and the zoo to catch a glimpse of the new arrivals. Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan are simply too popular ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should the zoo's last jaguar be replaced when it dies? I refer to the report 'Zoo searches for a new big cat as Siu Fa begins to feel her age' (January 25). Management ... These normally reclusive animals shun human contact. Subjecting yet another jaguar to the same awful life at the zoo would be cruel and unjustifiable. Coco Yu, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ...

  10. Hong Kong's jaguar will not be replaced

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... age at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Garden in June. The mother of three, Siu Fa, which means Little Flower, was born in the Berlin Zoo in Germany in 1987 and arrived in Hong Kong two years later. The 21-year-old had lived beyond a jaguar's average life expectancy of 20. The zoo had been looking for a replacement when they realised the ailing jaguar's death ...




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