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  1. Grub's up

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Susan Jung I want to visit Sardinia. Not for its wild, ancient beauty- although that is an attraction. I want to go there for the food, especially the casu marzu or, as it's sometimes called, maggot cheese. Now bugs of all kinds usually send me screa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983959/grubs
  2. Incredible salamanders

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ellen Whyte There are more than 500 species of salamander living in the world today. Most have long thin bodies, long tails, and four short legs with long toes. Some are plain black or brown, but others are red, black, yellow or green. As amphibians, they ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975675/incredible-salamanders
  3. We cannot learn about behaviour of animals by keeping them locked in zoos

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Your article ('Sea change for Ocean Park?' September 19), raises several important issues highlighting the ongoing battle between the proponents and opponents of zoological parks. Zoological parks claim their raison d'?tre is to educate, research and conserve, yet when it comes to sentient beings (which is a more accurate term than intelligent animals) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979964/we-cannot-learn-about-behaviour-animals-keeping-them-locked-zoos
  4. Runaway gibbon captured safely

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff reporter An endangered gibbon escaped from Central's Zoological and Botanical Gardens on Wednesday. The 10-year-old gibbon sneaked out at 10.45am while its cage was being cleaned. Over the next half hour, it was spotted at the busy junction of Robinson Road and Old Peak Road, Hollywood Heights and at 6 Old Peak Road. Finally, it entered the car park at Villa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981400/runaway-gibbon-captured-safely
  5. All it's cracked up to be

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Elle Kwan healthpost@scmp.com It's hard to mosey down a street or wander through the supermarket these days without seeing the green armies we know and adore as hairy crabs. With their khaki armour and bound-up claws, the beady-eyed blighters squint ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983491/all-its-cracked-be
  6. Lessons in blistering barnacles

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com As most Hongkongers know, rocks along the seashore get uncomfortably hot on blazing summer days. Imagine what it is like for the barnacles living on those rocks as climate change drives up temperatures. Scientists ha ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983378/lessons-blistering-barnacles
  7. African Cats (DVD)

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP cadet Holly Siu Journeying deep into the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, African Cats is a nature documentary about lions, cheetahs and the survival of the fittest. The film, produced by Disneynature, is divided into three tales. First Fang and h ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983112/african-cats-dvd
  8. Love and war in Africa's wild

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP cadet Holly Siu Journeying deep into the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, African Cats is a nature documentary about lions, cheetahs and the survival of the fittest. The film by Disneynature is divided into three tales. Fang and his family have to ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982681/love-and-war-africas-wild
  9. Eye society

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eyes work in different ways, letting some animals see what people can only imagine. An owl's eyes are located together in the front of its face, allowing excellent depth of perception when hunting. A membrane protects the eyes of hippos and crocodile ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973905/eye-society
  10. Beware, invasion of the bed bugs

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Summer is the breeding season for many household pests, but one of the most worrying is the global pandemic of bed bugs which has already hit Hong Kong. Bed bugs range from one to seven millimetres in length, with flat bodies and a reddish-brown colour. T ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966951/beware-invasion-bed-bugs

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