Hebe, a black ball of fluff, looks up shyly through his Perspex enclosure. The puppy is a "prosecution case", meaning he was rescued from his former owner, who was later charged with animal abuse.Tuesday, 21 May, 2013, 11:47am
I refer to the report ("Top doctor questions sky-high HK vet fees", January 7).
I found it bafflingly selective and lacking in objectivity in its price comparisons, particularly as the main protagonist might be expected to have an understanding better than most, having been a medico who has spent some time working in veterinary practice regulation and oversight.10 Jan 2013 - 3:52am 2 comments
At first glance, the lobby of the Grand Dogaroo might be mistaken for that of a boutique hotel, decorated with quilted silver wall panels and an ornate gold and crystal chandelier.6 Jan 2013 - 3:08pm
Brazilian researchers are turning to cloning to help fight the decline of several animal species.17 Nov 2012 - 2:22am
Like many young visitors to the zoo, the boy may simply have wanted a better look. But his mother's decision to hoist the two-year-old onto the railing surrounding the exhibit of wild dogs turned out to be a fatal one.
The boy was killed on Sunday at the Pittsburgh zoo when he fell off the railing and the pack of African painted dogs pounced and mauled him to death, police said.6 Nov 2012 - 4:29am
Monkeys are just like the vast majority of human beings when it comes to sex - when they go ape, they want privacy.
Among long-tailed mac-aques, the urge for hanky-panky was dampened when they were being watched by other monkeys, according to an experiment reported in the journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.1 Nov 2012 - 3:26am
It could be the muffled sound of someone singing in the shower or that nonsensical, indecipherable speech of the Muppets' Swedish Chef.
In fact, the bizarre audio unveiled by scientists on Monday is that of a beluga whale imitating the voices of people.
In fact, the whale's song sounded so eerily human that divers initially thought it was a human voice.24 Oct 2012 - 4:31am
He was a very nice guy ... very, very smart, a little weird
Jessica Cade, 23, who knew Batman shooter James Holmes (pictured) at college
These important animals ... deserve our fullest respect and protection
SPCA chief Sandy Macalister on the decision to release Burmese pythons into the countryside22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Animal Farm by George Orwell Secker and Warburg7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Each year the Beijing Raptors Rescue Centre nurses back to health more than 300 injured birds that were rescued from the wild or turned in by their captors. More than 43 types of raptor can be found year-round, as the city is on their migratory route. Some end up caught in traps, while others are injured by vehicles or predators.30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Common name: Burmese python
Scientific name: Python molurus bivittatus
Native home: Southeast Asia's rain forests
Estimated numbers: Uncertain. Protected in Hong Kong
Size: Adults grow up to eight metres long and weigh about 180 kilograms. Females are typically larger than males.4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
Snakes are not, to many people, one of nature's more endearing creatures. Giant pythons appear to be particularly threatening. When they occasionally show up on our country park trails, they understandably cause alarm. This is what happened a fortnight ago when a hiker had to wrestle her pet dog from the grip of such a snake.23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
1 What is the collective noun for a group of owls?
2 By what name is the branch of zoology that deals with birds known?
3 What peculiar trait do rheas, kakapos and cassowaries have in common?
4 In Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, what type of bird is hung around the eponymous character's neck?3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
If you care about nature, you may be interested in taking part in a series of competitions on the theme of birds.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Dance with the Birds 2007 contest includes two design and one dance competition.24 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
Agriculture chiefs, who last week said it was OK for people worried by wild birds to kill them, have offered an alternative to those unwilling to go that far: sticky gel.8 Mar 2006 - 12:00am