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  1. Ape roams Mid-Levels after escape from zoo

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Clifford Lo An endangered gibbon made a brief break for freedom in the urban jungle of Mid-Levels yesterday after escaping from the city's oldest zoo ... it hid under a vehicle. A veterinarian from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which manages the zoo, and officers from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department were ...

  2. Baby orang-utans should be allowed to stay with their mother in zoo

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... As a representative of Orangutan Aid in Hong Kong, I am compelled to comment on the recent captive birth of twin orang-utans. While we are totally opposed to zoos, the sad reality ... Department is still undecided as to the fate of these babies, and their plans for improving the orang-utan enclosure at the zoo. It has had at least the last seven or eight months to think about ...

  3. Vandu swings in from Hungary to take up role as zoo's new star

    Posted Jan 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The city's oldest zoo has got itself a new star, and Vandu the male Borneo orang-utan has been given two serious missions. The 15-year-old primate arrived in Hong Kong from a zoo in Hungary last Friday and is in quarantine. Vandu will go on public view at the Zoological and Botanical Gardens in Central in late February. Most of his time will be spent with two ...

  4. Efforts made to improve living environment of orang-utans

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to your editorial ('If we must have a zoo, it's got to be a good one', March 9) regarding the living environment of animals in the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department attaches great importance to the well-being of animals, including orang-utans, in the zoo. The department has a dedicated team of staff ...


    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Four baby gorillas bought by a Malaysian zoo illegally last year will be sent to South Africa's Pretoria Zoo. The gorillas, believed to have been captured in the wild and smuggled out of Nigeria, would be sent to Pretoria 'as soon as possible,' Environment Minister Law Hieng Ding was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times. The Convention on International Trade ...

  6. Who'd want to let these cuddly little twins go?

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... into the wild. The pair, a male and a female, were born last Friday weighing 2kg and 1.4kg respectively. They were born to Vandu, a 16-year-old male orangutan transferred from the Sosto Zoo in Hungary ... the twins should not be transferred to another zoo overseas but should be freed into the wild. She said: 'It was wrong to bring Vandu here and it was more wrong for them to have babies. ...

  7. Worker blamed for gibbon's escape

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The enclosure's design was not at fault. The gibbon sneaked out of the zoo in Albany Road, Central, at 10.45am on Wednesday. During the next half hour it was spotted at the busy junction of Robinson ... the department, which manages the zoo, shot the gibbon with a tranquilliser dart at 12.45pm, but it still managed to climb a nearby bamboo scaffolding before falling, unconscious, to the ground. ...

  8. Orang-utans getting closer to mum

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a move that animal-rights groups have questioned since day one but had yet to receive any clear answers about, until now. Senior zoo veterinarian Dr Eric Tai Hing-fung said Raba had rejected her ... no one is as good as the mother,' Tai said. Animal rights groups say they cannot comment on the specifics of what the zoo is doing as they had only learned of the reunification efforts ...

  9. Call of the wild

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... As I grew up I became so disturbed by the sight of the majestic feline gnashing his way through the days, along a worn-out strip of concrete, that I stopped going to the zoo. The jaguar is dead now, ... never have been entrusted with the welfare of wild animals- is Vandu, a 16-year-old male orang-utan, which arrived from a zoo in Hungary in January last year. Recently, I stood at his enclosure ...

  10. Orang-utans and their mother are still far from being a family

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... ignore her babies and stay up in the metal rafters of her cage- a place her kids still cannot reach. 'Now, Raba is more comfortable being around her children', said the zoo ... orang-utans'. She said that at Houston Zoo, 50 volunteers assisted in caring for a baby orang-utan for about 10 months, but while it was in the company of the other orang-utans. 'This way, both ...




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