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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Man who set barking village dog on fire gives himself up

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Man who set barking dogon fire gives himself up A man turned himself in to police yesterday saying he was responsible for setting fire to a dog in its kennel in a Tuen Mun village at the weekend. The computer technician, 3 ...

  3. Baby hopes as Ying Ying and Le Le turn five

    Posted Aug 09th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan A new home is being built for Ocean Park's giant pandas Ying Ying and Le Le, and researchers from Hong Kong and the mainland are anticipating the pair, who have just turned five, will mate. They have held such a hope on the pair's pas ...

  4. If we must have a zoo, it's got to be a good one

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong claims the mantle of Asia's world city- a position that necessitates us aspiring to and upholding the highest standards. But to look at the orangutan enclosure at the Zoological and Botanical Gardens is to get a very different impression. Modern zoo-keeping practices have been all but ignored in housing the one male and three females of the endangered species, ...

  5. Ocean Park personnel were on conservation initiative

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

    ... programmes developed around them and emotional connections visitors make with them. Studies confirm that seeing living, breathing animals in zoological facilities inspires children and adults to care ... programmes for animals in the wild. Indeed, knowledge acquired through managing small populations at zoological facilities is often directly applicable to saving small, fragmented populations ...

  6. No compromise on commercial whaling

    Posted Jun 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One of the world's greatest environmental achievements is threatened. The 24-year moratorium on commercial whaling could be partly lifted if a plan to end animosity among International Whaling Commission members is approved next week. Japan, Iceland ...

  7. If you're walking a dog, it's wise to take along a good dose of common sense

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo As the saying goes, there are no bad dogs, only bad owners. A reader sent us a video clip of an expat owner throwing a temper tantrum at a dog park on The Peak yesterday and threatened to put it on YouTube. We're sure that would make the ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Sign up for peace and change

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... United Nations Messenger of Peace Dr Jane Goodall (see last Wednesday's History-makers, read it online at yp.scmp.com > 'More' > 'History Makers') believes we can change the world. Goodall (pictured), well known for her stud ...

  10. History-makers Part 31: Jane Goodall

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... Compiled by Chris Taylor Quick facts Profession: primatologist, anthropologist Famous for: spending 45 years studying chimpanzees Born: April 3, 1934 Married: Hugo van Lawick (1964-1974), Derek Bryceson (1975-1980) Dolittle dreamer Find words that mean: a ...




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