Arctic animals are coming to town

Two new species, the snowy owl and the northern sea lion, will meet the public when Ocean Park's newest exhibit, Polar Adventure, opens in July - but they will not be alone.

Monday, 18 June, 2012, 12:00am

Paws for thought

Hello friends,

I've been back in the 852 for weeks now. Well, it feels like weeks anyway. I learned so much on my trip to South Africa that it is hard to know where to start.

So let me start by telling you how I ended up becoming owl bait. That's not a career prospect that I had in mind as a wee pup, but there you have it.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Rare owl spotted flying near threatened area

The brown fish owl was spotted and photographed by a group of environmentalists in a field visit to the site in Sham Chung the middle of May.

It was seen flying and then landing on a branch of a tree as researchers from the Eco-Education and Resource Centre and Green Power were approaching a woodland area.

23 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Loss of habitat threatens future of secretive owl

The future of the secretive brown fish owl, Hong Kong's most threatened owl species, is hanging by a thread.

It is so shy the species remained unseen for over a century.

But in 1988 experts rediscovered it on Lantau, the first sighting since 1861 when it was identified by the 19th century 'father of orni-thology' in southern China, Robert Swinhoe.

3 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Creature of the night fit for dark adventures

OWLS are one of the most mysterious animals in the world, perhaps because of their night habits which make them seem spooky.

2 Mar 1994 - 12:00am