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  1. Lai See

    Posted Apr 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an expose on two 'pandas' donated by the mainland to the Taipei Zoo last year that were in fact revealed to be Wenzhou brown forest bears whose fur had been dyed black-and-white. The paper quoted the zoo's head of 'ursidae ex-procyonidae care' saying she became suspicious when the 'pandas'- Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan- began to spend almost all of their waking ...

  2. We Bought a Zoo

    Posted May 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee HarperCollins HK$104 The book cover and title may be cute, but the story within rattles with the hard nuts and bolts of life. When ... was a specialist in animal behaviour). Not only that, but the author's wife was dying from brain cancer. We Bought a Zoo chronicles the everyday hassles of managing and rejuvenating the park- no mean ...

  3. Animals have rights too

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of keeping animals in zoos has been debated ever since people have become aware that animals are thinking, feeling entities. Modern zoos, however, are a far cry from the idea of cages like those we ... with to keep them occupied and have an exercise routine. One of the best examples of a modern zoo is Singapore's zoo. Zoos are often the first and only contact many people have with wild animals. ...

  4. Last of the British regiment spends retirement on island

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan There are many traces of colonial history scattered around the city and one is alive and well in a zoo on Hei Ling Chau- a white goat left by a British regiment when it pulled ... the zoo down under the guidance of inmate goatherds. The island zoo is home to more than 100 animals: parrots, turtles and snakes- as well as goats. Most are specimens confiscated by Agriculture, ...

  5. Mother of HK panda focus of abuse claim

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Claims that an elderly giant panda was abused and neglected by employees at a Shenzhen zoo will be the subject of an investigation starting today, the State Forestry ... to pose for photos with visitors to raise extra money for the zoo. More than 250,000 people had viewed the post within two days and many accused the zoo of cruelty. A Guangdong Forestry ...

  6. Travellers' checks

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with Nicholas Walton In tents experience The Roar & Snore programme at Sydney's Taronga Zoo, which gives visitors the chance to camp overnight with the animals, has been revamped. Originally set up under the auspices of the zoo's education centre, the attraction features comfortable tents in a dedicated cliff-top location, complete with single or double beds and showers. ...

  7. Six degrees

    Posted Jun 21st 2009, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... is the world's oldest zoo- Tiergarten Schonbrunn... Established in 1752, Schonbrunn is one of only three zoos in Europe to have giant pandas as exhibits; in this case Yang Yang and Long Hui, which ...

  8. Quotes of The Week

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo They told me not to move when the panda approached me, saying it would be more aggressive. I listened to them and lay on the ground, but the panda bit my left leg after only three seconds. Zhang Jiao, 32, who was seriously injured after being attacked by a giant panda at Beijing Zoo, accusing zoo staff of giving him the wrong instructions The Jade Market is one ...

  9. Hot guest role in TV show suits comedian Eric Tsang

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... Pandamen. Apparently, it's something of a superhero parody. Tsang plays the father of a modern-day hero who works in a zoo by day and fights crime by night (yes, in a panda suit). 'I know ...

  10. Black and white saving grace

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau From crash-landing a ramshackle plane onto an African savannah to pretending to be roadkill to trick the safari tourists out of their belongings, the penguins in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa continue to charm audiences with their crazy antics. The film sees Alex the Lion, the zoo's megastar, return to his homeland, only to be banished from the pride after falling ...




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