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'Deer tendon' failed to stand up to scrutiny

The Consumer Council yesterday named and shamed 28 shops which cheated customers by selling 'deer tendon' - a popular Chinese medicine ingredient - which actually came from cattle.

Friday, 16 March, 2012, 12:00am

I love you my deer - zoo plans nuptials with a twist

A three-year, inter-species love story at a zoo in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, will culminate in a Valentine's Day wedding ceremony tomorrow.

Changmao, a love-struck ram, has been mating with a chital deer named Chunzi since late 2010. They have become inseparable and Yunnan Zoo decided to hold a wedding so they can spend the rest of their days together.

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Protected deer still live in fear of the tiger

Today's herds of milu, also known as Pere David's deer, are descended from animals that, for more than 1,000 years, were fed and protected as imperial pets. Still, they respond fearfully to the sounds and images of their ancestral predator, the tiger, mainland scientists have found.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

channel hop

Ever start a doodle at the beginning of a two-hour conference and, before you know it, the meeting is over and you have an intricate masterpiece on your notepad? Ever rush to wash your hands, obsessed about the microbes underneath your fingernails? Or, do you go through your dairy entry 10 times to make sure the dots on the 'i's and 'j's are perfectly round? If so, get some help.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Canada weighs in against 'a big mistake'

For the United States, developing the rich oil deposits on the coastal plain of northeastern Alaska is a guarantee of energy security and the promise of prosperity.

For Canada, that multi-billion-dollar plan is 'a big mistake'.

13 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Stag Hunt

Stag Hunt

by Anthony McGowan

Hodder $108

20 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Sorry old St Nick fuming in dismay over messed-up Link Reit

'TWAS THE NIGHT before Christmas, when all through the S-A-R

Not a creature was stirring, not even Long Hair.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that Link Reit scrip soon would be there.

The residents of Hong Kong were nestled all snug in their beds,

24 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Instant gratification for the urban cowboy - use a mouse to kill a deer

Remote hunting may thrill the trigger-happy but animal lovers despise the concept

Spare a thought for the world's deer.

As the evolution of man's arsenal of weapons continues - from sticks and stones and bows and arrows to today's James Bond-style laser-sighted hunting rifles - the fate of our dear four-legged friends has never been very good.

30 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Language point

Words that have the same sound, but...

The words 'scream' and 'teen' both sound the same, but one is spelt with 'ea' in the middle and the other with 'ee'. Can you sort out the spellings of these words? Both spellings sound exactly the same.

1. bean/been (a vegetable)

2. seam/seem (the ridge down the side of your jeans)

23 Jun 2004 - 12:00am


Investigation launched in death of barking deer

15 Nov 2003 - 12:00am