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  1. Dog-lover grapples giant python in bid to save pet

    Posted Jul 09th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Warning sign will be erected near Sai Kung park barbecue site where 41/2-metre snake killed a 22kg husky Walkers are being warned to beware of a Burmese python that squeezed the life out of a large dog in front of its horrified owner near a po ...

  2. Officers seize 600kg of dead pangolins

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Au michael.au@scmp.com A mainland-bound boat carrying 600kg of frozen pangolins- an endangered scaly anteater- was intercepted in Deep Bay by the Marine Department in an anti-smuggling operation. The suspicious vessel with two males on board was s ...

  3. Microchips help track released reptiles

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry Releasing pythons into the Hong Kong countryside after tagging them with microchips could provide crucial information about the habits and movements of the endangered species. Surprisingly little is known about the behaviour of Burmese pythons ...

  4. Shooters fly in the face of conservation

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode greg.torode@scmp.com The black kite is an enduring symbol of the triumph of nature over the pressures of population, pollution and development in Hong Kong. Among the most visible of the 492 species of bird recorded in the city, Black kites ca ...

  5. The bear essentials

    Posted Apr 14th 2004, 12:00am by Claude Adams

    ... Claude Adams, Vancouver Western Canadians, it is said, worship at the altar of Mother Nature. When a branch was cut off a famous 500-year-old Alberta pine, it was front-page news. Traffic stops for squirrels. The people who deal with household pests in Va ...

  6. Shearwater confirmed as regular HK visitor

    Posted May 23rd 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney You could call it the wrong flight in the right direction for local birdwatchers when the first recorded sighting of a Short-tailed Shearwater was made in Hong Kong in 2004, because it was thought to be a one-off at the time. However, it' ...

  7. Little living tanks

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... season (June to October) but you can visit at other times- and maybe catch a glimpse of these wonderful animals. If you prefer to stay in town, visit the Hong Kong Zoological & Botanical ...

  8. Chances of attack very low

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoologist Paul Crow, senior conversation officer in the fauna conservation department at Kadoorie Farm, said the risk of a wild python making such a radical departure from its usual diet of wild boar and feral cats and dogs was so remote, it was barely wo ...

  9. 100 pythons a year dumped cross border

    Posted Sep 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Hazel Parry, Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry and Hazel Parry Release of snakes on mainland raises biodiversity concerns A hundred pythons captured in Hong Kong each year are being taken over the border and released into the wild in a policy that experts warn may be upsetting the city ...

  10. Scaly critters

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... Some are cute, some look like miniature dinosaurs, and others resemble monsters created by science-fiction writers. We take a look at some of Hong Kong's 80 species of lizards, snakes, turtles and other reptiles. By Ellen Whyte A Green sea turtles tr ...




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