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Ocean Park launches backstage tours

A member of Ocean Park's staff checks over one of the dolphins at its Marine Mammal Breeding and Research Centre. Photo: Sam Tsang

Cleo the baby bottle-nose dolphin will be glimpsed by some lucky visitors for the first time as Ocean Park launches behind-the-scenes tours - which will also offer a peek behind the panda house and an invitation into the penguins' private quarters.

Wednesday, 20 March, 2013, 3:57am

Outcry by animal welfare group over Singapore casino’s dolphins

A still from a video released by Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES)

Twenty-seven dolphins destined for a Singapore casino resort are at the centre of a court battle after an animal welfare group accused it of contributing to the depletion of the species.

19 Oct 2012 - 6:43pm

Dinosaur puts bite on visitors

Incredible paintings come to life in Hangzhou. These 3-D, lifelike images were created using perspective and shading techniques to fool the eye of visitors. Witness a roaring dinosaur bursting into the room. Visitors also have the chance to interact with the exhibits to feel the special effects, such as feeding an elephant, pulling the tail of a tiger or kissing a dolphin.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Ferries threat to dolphins, study finds

Boat traffic and underwater noise in Hong Kong waters is proving too much for Chinese white dolphins, and has steadily driven down their numbers over the past decade, according to a study released yesterday.

The Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society report found the drop in numbers was especially marked in 2003/04 and 2007/08 - falling 23 per cent in each period.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Diver takes conservation role

The Ocean Park Conservation Foundation appointed four-time Olympic diving gold medallist Guo Jingjing as a marine conservation ambassador at its annual charity dinner last week.

'Water has been an important part of my life since an early age, so I care deeply about the fate of marine life,' Guo (pictured) says.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A new meaning for 'consultancy'

Imagine a 50-storey high tower of gravel and mud with a base the size of Victoria Park. That's roughly the initial estimate for the landfill needed to build the sea wall for the proposed road linking Tuen Mun and Chek Lap Kok airport.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I love Hong Kong ... I nominated Henry Tang

Tycoon Li Ka-shing, the city's richest man, stands his ground

The dolphin show before my time was purely about entertainment. What I see now is a very simple tank show. What's really important is the message

Ocean Park boss Allan Zeman, upon being urged to set his dolphins free

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Airline 'unlikely' to fly wildlife again

Hongkong Airlines said yesterday it was 'very unlikely' it would agree to transport wildlife again after being heavily criticised by animal welfare groups worldwide for flying live dolphins on its cargo planes.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Airline faces boycott over dolphin cargo

Hongkong Airlines faces a passenger boycott unless it agrees to stop transporting dolphins on its cargo planes, animal welfare groups warned yesterday.

The airline sparked outrage by flying five live dolphins from Osaka in Japan to the Vietnamese capital Hanoi on January 16.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

DNA research provides clues to dolphin deaths

Young conservation volunteers have helped to build the largest DNA bank for Chinese white dolphins.

The team, working for the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation (OPCF), have collected more than 120 samples of teeth, skin and internal organs from dolphin bodies that have washed ashore.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Ocean Park's water babies

Ocean Park visitors who love 'water babies' are having a great 2011.

Earlier this summer, two female sea lion cubs were born.

Meanwhile in March, a bottlenose dolphin called Angel gave birth to Angelo. When he was 10 days old, Angelo already weighed 14kg. He now weighs more than 50kg and is eating 10kg of fish a day.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

It is ridiculous that such a costly project could just meet a few years of growth

Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society chairman Samuel Hung Ka-yiu on projections for the airport's proposed third runway

With garbage, you can only produce garbage

Guo Benheng, president of Bright Dairy & Food, on China's low safety standards for milk products

6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Airport admits dolphin impact map misleading

A senior Airport Authority executive apologised yesterday for what activists described as a deliberate toning down of the proposed third runway's impact on Chinese white dolphins in a public consultation document.

18 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Cashing in on the dolphin slave trade

Not for the first time, young people in Hong Kong have shown more caring for the environment and more compassion for others, including other species, than we adults tend to display. I am referring to the recent threat by students of Kennedy School in Pok Fu Lam to boycott Ocean Park if it adds more wild dolphins to its collection.

20 May 2010 - 12:00am

Environment watchdog backs delta bridge plan

The environment watchdog yesterday approved the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge project even though a marine park near the Brothers Islands for affected Chinese white dolphins will only be established after the bridge is built.

13 Oct 2009 - 12:00am