Edge Species

Go native in tiger country

When most people think of travelling in Nepal, they conjure up images of trekking in the snow-capped Himalayas or visiting the temples of Kathmandu. But there is another side to Nepal, a much flatter and greener zone.

Friday, 15 June, 2012, 12:00am

Channel hop

Last year in Ohio, in the United States, 56 wild and potentially dangerous animals - including lions, tigers, bears, giraffes and wolves - were found running free in a rural area near a home-made zoo. The owner, 62-year-old Terry Thompson, had let the animals out of their cages before shooting himself.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Endangered monkeys make move to Ocean Park

With their blue faces and little snub-noses, two golden monkeys are the latest example of China's endangered wildlife to greet visitors to Ocean Park.

The pair moved in next to giant pandas An An and Jia Jia at the park's new Sichuan Treasures exhibit, which opened yesterday.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Pregnant pause for park's pandas

The honeymoon ended yesterday for Ocean Park's young giant pandas Ying Ying and Le Le after three days tucked away from view to give them an opportunity to mate naturally.

But it seems they weren't up to the task.

So staff proceeded with two artificial inseminations on Ying Ying with Le Le's semen.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Future of national treasures at risk

Despite a huge investment in time and effort to save the panda, the future of one of the world's favourite animals could be at serious risk unless steps are taken to protect its natural habitat.

In recent years, habitats for China's national treasure have dwindled as a result of human encroachment and exploitation, pushing many species to the edge of extinction.

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

A paw education

The metal door opened and the young giant panda cautiously stuck out his head, peering inquisitively at the crowd of onlookers.

Nervously, he put his front paw down in his new enclosure and emerged for the first time.

It was one small step for Gongzai, but potentially a a giant leap for pandas born in captivity.

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Passion for Homeland

Feng Xuemin's photographs (including, Panda 6, left) depicting his personal impressions of scenic spots in China. Mon-Sat, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, 50 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 1138. Ends Dec 22

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

The friendship ... has endured changes in the international arena

Vice-President Xi Jinping, speaking to Myanmar's military chief, Min Aung Hlaing (pictured)

I would say Henry is a panda, because a panda is loveable. You want to hug him

Ocean Park chairman Allan Zeman, asked to liken Henry Tang to one of the park's animals

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

S. Africa wants to take rhino DNA samples

South Africa wants to send officials to Hong Kong to help investigate the city's largest seizure of rhino horns.

Pretoria had approached Beijing, seeking permission to send experts from the South African Department of Environmental Affairs, as well as law enforcement officers.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

New plan to protect pandas takes root

Giant pandas can capture the hearts of the public with a simple smile, but they will need more than that if they are to win back their natural habitat.

12 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Dennis Goodboy

I'm back on the mainland - for the third time this year - but I am not tired of this giant country yet. This time my destination is Sichuan . It's the land of cuddly giant pandas. I am the luckiest puppy in the world!

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


Vessel ready for record dive after Pacific tests

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

HK helps put pandas back on track

Pandas in Sichuan are getting their lives back on track, thanks to the help of Hong Kong's largest theme park and the government.

The project, under Ocean Park's conservation foundation and the Development Bureau, aims to support the restoration of giant panda habitats in Sichuan affected by the 2008 earthquake.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Scientists count on panda droppings in new census

The fourth national survey of wild giant pandas - or rather their dung - has been launched at the Wanglang National Nature Reserve in Mianyang, Sichuan.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

European stars meet some Chengdu locals

Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia showed the soft touch that's so important on the greens when they cuddled one of the world's most endangered animals, a giant panda cub, yesterday ahead of this week's Volvo China Open. The European Tour stars visited the giant panda research base in Chengdu, where they held seven-month-old Ya Yun.

20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am