Rattled cages

Bears wait to be fed at the Moon Bear Rescue Centre, northern Vietnam.

A sanctuary in Vietnam is fighting tooth and claw an eviction order that would put its more than 100 bears back behind bars. Simon Parry investigates.

Monday, 29 October, 2012, 2:11pm 5 comments

I think, therefore, I know I can do it

Our junior reporters attended the Arch Academy's Socrates demonstration class. Co-founder and instructor Jennifer Ma challenged them with moral-pushing, eye-opening brain-teasers. Check out what they learned ...

Planes in the sky

2 May 2012 - 12:00am

'Hot' Polar Bears power to victory

Perseverance paid off for the Polar Bear canoe polo team on Sunday when they finally won the boys' Winter Canoe Polo Open Championships. They had finished third in 2010 and runners-up last year in the competition organised by the Hong Kong Canoe Union.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

An eco-friendly detour

Hong Kong's biggest annual art and design festival is back after its smashing success last year when it attracted 50,000 visitors.

Set right next to the stylish streets of Soho in Central, Detour 2011 has transformed the former police married quarters in Hollywood Road into one of the city's hippest exhibition spaces.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Rally to the claws

Holly loves living it up. Frolicking in a pool, the young Asiatic black bear swipes playfully at the water. She then ambushes one of the four cubs that share her spacious enclosure and wrestles her to the ground.

8 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Bleak plight of polar bears inspired Leo Ku's recycling effort for Kiehl's

What better excuse than Earth Day to raise a little consciousness about the environment and, oh yeah, encourage consumers to do a little more shopping. Skincare brand Kiehl's chose last Thursday to unveil its shop's new plastic recycling bin, redesigned by singer Leo Ku Kui-kei.

28 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Polar Crisis - Climate Change

Exhibition about the global climate crisis behind the melting of the Arctic ice cap, destroying the habitat of animals such as polar bears (above). Mon-Wed, Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm, closed Thu, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$25, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Nov 4

8 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?

edited by Mick O'Hare Profile Books, HK$120

9 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Fearless home invaders have residents worried


A different kind of home invasion has residents in metro Vancouver worried during these last days of summer.

In North Vancouver, nanny Nancy Anemba had left the front door open for just a moment to water the plants when the intruder rushed in, making a beeline for a backpack in the kitchen.

25 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Asia's bile trade takes its toll of Canadian bears

Gordon Hitchcock and his fellow officers in British Columbia are struggling to solve a triple slaying that points to a massive underground organ smuggling trade spurred by demand in Asia.

The bodies of the victims - all three of them black bears - were found dumped last month at remote roadsides near the town of Nanaimo on the southeastern coast of Vancouver Island.

26 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

First Person

Businessman Frank Pong, 63, is a key benefactor of the Animals Asia Foundation and recently visited its rescue centre in Chengdu to unveil a statue to its mascot Andrew the bear. Mr Pong believes bringing about a change in attitudes on the mainland may take a generation or more

19 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Making a scene

'I envy you,' says Werner Herzog, on the phone from his home in California. 'You are somewhat in the future already - I'm in Los Angeles and it's 7pm and for you, it's already the next day.' He pauses, as if to breathe in this idea before reluctantly facing up to the task at hand: being grilled about his documentary Grizzly Man. 'OK, go ahead. Let's go right to business.'

21 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Mission to save moon bears

A group of Form Two students from HKMA David Li Kwok Po College are raising money for Animals Asia Foundation (AAF) to save moon bears in mainland farms.

AAF - a Hong Kong-based charity - is dedicated to ending cruelty and restoring respect for animals.

This year, the organisation hopes to rescue 500 moon bears from farms in China.

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Animals under threat

The recent dog cull in Beijing sparked heated protests from animal lovers around the world.

In a bid to stem the spread of rabies, the Chinese government bludgeoned tens of thousands of unregistered dogs to death in front of their tearful owners.

8 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Bear puzzle

A sport hunter from Idaho named Jim Martell was on Banks Island in the Canadian Arctic last month, tracking the largest land carnivore in North America. He bagged a bear that has made headlines across the continent. Adult male polar bears weigh up to 800kg - as much as a small car. The hunt cost Martell C$50,000 ($350,830) so he was delighted with his kill.

31 May 2006 - 12:00am