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  1. 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 ...

  2. Snakes alive, a U-turn on freeing pythons

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry Captured Burmese pythons are being released back into the Hong Kong countryside rather than being deported to the mainland in a policy U-turn that has delighted animal-welfare groups but worried some pet owners. For years, the pythons- Hong Ko ...

  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. 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' ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Birds of a feather flock together for Disneyland dishes

    Posted Aug 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... with Vivienne Chow. Apparently at Hong Kong Disneyland you will find more than just mice (Mickey and Minnie), duck (Donald and Daisy), bears (Winnie the Pooh) and dogs (Goofy and Pluto). There are also weird-looking wild birds that have been spotted losin ...

  8. Bird flu scare closes park

    Posted Feb 06th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Mai Po Nature Reserve was closed for 21 days from this morning after a great egret was found dead from suspected H5 bird flu. The carcass of the great egret was found at Tam Kon Chau, Yuen Long, on Saturday. The move came just over a month after ...

  9. The bear necessities of wildlife protection

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Our affection for teddy bears, it seems, does not stop us from threatening the real ones, unless they are pandas. But even so, pandas in some parts of China will be in dire straits this winter. Conservationists have warned this week that the anima ...

  10. Crocs find way home from 400km exile

    Posted Sep 28th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Cairns Moving rogue crocodiles to remote, uninhabited areas is useless because of the reptiles' highly developed homing instinct, Australian researchers have discovered. Scientists were astonished to find that relocated saltwater croc ...




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