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A journey to a unique island

Madagascar. The mere name evokes a hothouse of strange creatures.

Wildlife on the island, off the east coast of Africa, has evolved in isolation for millions of years in a great experiment by Mother Nature.

Thursday, 15 March, 2012, 12:00am


Who started it? Loris Azzaro was born to Sicilian parents in Tunisia in 1933 and launched his brand in Paris, France, in 1962. The creator of fabulously draped gowns, Azzaro, who died in 2003, was known for dressing the grand dames of society such as Romy Schneider, Claudia Cardinale, Michele Morgan, Marisa Berenson and Dalida.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Endangered lorises in fight for survival

In February, Hong Kong student Cheng Ho-fun walked into a shopping centre in Bogor, Indonesia. He was approached by a man who wanted to show him something 'special'. The 29-year-old, who is studying film and television at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (APA), followed the man to a back street.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A new home in England for rare lorises bred at Kadoorie farm

Three rare lorises bred at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden have found a new home in Britain. They are two Bengal slow lorises - male and female - and one male pygmy loris.

The small, slow-moving nocturnal animals normally live in the rainforests of Southeast Asia and southern China.

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Rescued lemur travels to Britain

A rare lemur has begun a new life in Britain after spending a year in Hong Kong when it was found running around an industrial building in Sham Shui Po.

10 May 2010 - 12:00am

Endangered lemur found in city sent to rare species centre in Britain

An endangered lemur found running around an industrial building in Sham Shui Po has begun a new life in Britain after being cared for in Hong Kong for a year.

The seven-year-old fat-tailed dwarf lemur was found in the building in May last year after apparently being abandoned by its owner after being imported illegally.

7 May 2010 - 12:00am

The Lemur

The Lemur by Benjamin Black Picador, HK$114

8 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Champion animal sleepers

Hibernation: sleeping death

The fat or edible dormice live in forests in Western Europe. During spring and summer, they run around the treetops looking for food.

Dormice love to eat. They eat nuts, fruit, insects, wild mushrooms and tree bark. If they can find them, dormice also eat bird eggs.

21 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

New home for rare primates

Four pygmy slow lorises, bred at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, will be handed to the Singapore Zoo this week.

The pygmy slow loris is a nocturnal primate found throughout Vietnam, Laos and Yunnan province on the mainland.

23 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Channel hop

Where there is society, there will be climbers; where there is power, there will be players - this proves as true in the two-faced world of posh London hotels as it is for a community of lemurs in Madagascar.

13 Jul 2008 - 12:00am