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Small crocodile found abandoned in Tai Po village

The crocodile which was found in Tai Po. Photo: SCMP

Hong Kong's celebrity crocodile, Pui Pui, may get some company after another of the species was found abandoned in a Tai Po village yesterday.

Monday, 10 December, 2012, 4:59am

Briefs, November 7, 2012

Japan drops plan for island invasion drill

7 Nov 2012 - 2:07am

Fun with fauna Down Under

Michael, Tilly and Sam at the Great Barrier Reef. They believe if you want to see the best of Australia, you have to take the plunge.Photo: Helen Leavey

Air and food pollution were reasons to flee Beijing after living there for seven years. We also worried about the children being hit by a car as the volume of traffic increased.

19 Aug 2012 - 6:25pm

A matter of life and death

Endangered Siamese crocodiles in Cambodia are highly valued - but more dead than alive. Their patterned skin, when converted into leather handbags, is irresistible to many fashionistas and also generates huge profits for businessmen.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

New crocodile for park

Hong Kong Wetland Park has a new crocodile - made from an old tree.

Ching Tat-mam, a skilled craftsman working for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, took two weeks to make a wooden, upright carving of Pui Pui. The saltwater crocodile, whose name means 'the precious one', is the star of the park.

20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Under his skin

There is nothing more frustrating than investing thousands of dollars in a gorgeous, limited-edition bag from a luxury brand only to find your best friend had the very same bright idea. What felt like a potentially unique purchase quickly loses its lustre as you negotiate who will wear it at the next big social event.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Villagers spot new Pui Pui, but is it really a croc?

The sudden appearance of crafty female crocodile Pui Pui created a media frenzy and mini tourist boom in Yuen Long in 2003.

Now some residents of Ping Che village in Ta Kwu Ling think another crocodile may have paid them a visit.

18 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Deadly dangerous crocodiles

Meet the crocodilians

Crocodilians are a group of big reptiles that live in the tropics. There are about 23 types of crocodilian. These include crocodiles, alligators, caimans and gavial.

All crocodilians are carnivores. They have very powerful jaws filled with lots of sharp teeth.

27 May 2009 - 12:00am

Canine teamwork makes the predatory croc a soft target

A reader who probably works as a narrator of those bloody nature documentaries on the National Geographic Channel sent us the following message, along with the picture. He might have been disputing claims in my column last week that puppies are cute, cuddly and harmless.

11 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Did 200, or just 20 crocs escape?

Two weeks after Typhoon Hagupit enabled a bunch of potentially dangerous crocodiles to swim out of their Zhuhai enclosure, word has filtered back that all the rogue reptilians have been recaptured.

Or have they?

12 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Just wild about exotic accessories

With luxury goods becoming more accessible to the masses, discerning fashionistas are continually looking for investment pieces that are unique or limited in production.

1 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Crackdown vowed after meat scam

Customs have warned they will crack down on trade malpractices after six businessmen were convicted for passing off water monitor lizard meat and snake meat as crocodile meat. A man was fined HK$60,000 in Eastern Court on Monday for offering the meat to an undercover Customs officer.

4 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Hide and chic

Exotic-skin handbags, especially those produced by the likes of Zagliani, Nancy Gonzalez and Devi Kroell, have found their way onto every fashionista's wish list in the past few years. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford the prices of HK$25,000 and more, making stylish and affordable exotic-skin accessories the holy grail of fashion - until now, that is.

31 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Consumer Briefs

Rise seen in direct sales scams

16 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Customs launches crackdown on sale of fake crocodile meat

Customs officers will launch an operation after widespread cases of snake and lizard meat being sold as crocodile meat came to light.

The crackdown comes after the Consumer Council found only seven of 24 samples it bought from dried seafood stores were genuine.

Customs officers acting on the news have uncovered similar instances of the malpractice.

15 Nov 2007 - 12:00am