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  1. 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 ...

  2. Gentle jungle giants

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... Susan Ramsay Last Sunday was Dian Fossey's birthday. Fossey spent 18 years learning all she could about gorillas in Rwanda. Her story was made into the movie Gorillas in the Mist. Fossey was murdered in 1985. But her work still goes on today. Gorilla ...

  3. 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 Conservation International, the Association of Zoological Horticulture, the International Association of Zoo Educators and the Southeast Asian Zoos Association. We keep close contact ...

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

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong's Borneo orang-utan twins turned one last week, and are starting to connect with their mother. But they are still far from being intimate. The pair, a male and a female, born on July 8 last year at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, were rejected by their mother Raba for several months. Raba, a 16-year-old also born in Hong Kong, used to just ...

  5. Desperately seeking skilled orang-utan- Bollywood's calling

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. We're almost afraid to learn more details about this film. An e-mail was forwarded to us regarding the planned shooting here early next year of a Bollywood film. It was looking for a ...

  6. How computer games are the key to happy animals

    Posted Jan 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens with touch-screen games technology. So far, the gardens have not taken it up, though they have been in touch about the enrichment technology since May ...

  7. The man of the jungle

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... Zoological and Botanical Gardens is home to three Bornean orang-utans: Datu aged 29, Merdeka (23) and Raba (11). Born in zoos, these great apes love bananas which can be found in their natural homes. ...

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

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com An animal welfare group says the first Bornean orangutan twins to be born at the city's Zoological and Botanical Gardens should be released 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 ...

  9. 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 is that these two infants will never be able to be released into the wild, ...

  10. Worker blamed for gibbon's escape

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com The escape of a gibbon that scampered around Central for two hours on Wednesday before being recaptured has been blamed on a worker's mistake. The oversight occurred when the employee of the Zoological and Botanical Gardens was cleaning a cage where four buff-cheeked gibbons, an endangered species, were housed, a Leisure and Cultural Services ...




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