An elephant in a South Korean zoo is using his trunk to pick up not only food, but also human vocabulary.Saturday, 3 November, 2012, 3:14am
How do you transport a 106kg baby to New York? If he's a 15-week-old walrus rescued from the open ocean off Alaska, the answer is a jumbo-size crate aboard a FedEx cargo jet, accompanied by a veterinarian and a handler.11 Oct 2012 - 4:01am
Museum to honour spy4 Oct 2012 - 4:33am
For many, the death of the US National Zoo's newborn panda is a heartbreaking loss. But for others, the cub's demise could add fuel to a controversial debate: Is it a waste of time and money to try to save the giant panda, a fragile species already on the brink of extinction?26 Sep 2012 - 3:43am
Primitive animal traps found across the city - including in Mid-Levels - have severely injured at least eight stray and pet dogs in the past two years.
Three were found in such pain, with a leg crushed in the jaws of the rusty steel traps, that they had to be put down by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).15 Sep 2012 - 3:16am 2 comments
A man turned himself in to police yesterday saying he was responsible for setting fire to a dog in its kennel in a Tuen Mun village at the weekend.
The computer technician, 31, told police he was so annoyed by the animal's barking that he poured paint thinner over the kennel and set it alight.
The owner put out the flames but the dog was so badly burned it had to be put down.4 Sep 2012 - 2:40am
Have you ever been eyeball to eyeball with a humpback whale? I have. I even dreamed about it later that night. It was such a unique experience. All the more amazing for the fact that not so long ago, this magnificent mammal was slaughtered in these same seas.1 Sep 2012 - 4:43pm
From being forced to live in stifling, cramped spaces to being treated like a child, it's a dog's life for many of Hong Kong's pooches.2 Sep 2012 - 12:30pm
A mainland-bound boat carrying 600kg of frozen pangolins - an endangered scaly anteater - was intercepted in Deep Bay by the Marine Department in an anti-smuggling operation.15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm
In April, whale watchers off Sri Lanka's southern coast were greeted by an unsettling sight: the lifeless body of an 18-metre-long blue whale. Its nearly severed tail was floating in the water.23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Releasing pythons into the Hong Kong countryside after tagging them with microchips could provide crucial information about the habits and movements of the endangered species.
Surprisingly little is known about the behaviour of Burmese pythons in the wild and it is not known how territorial they are or whether they return to their old hunting grounds when they are moved.22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Captured Burmese pythons are being released back into the Hong Kong countryside rather than being deported to the mainland in a policy U-turn that has delighted animal-welfare groups but worried some pet owners.22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Hong Kong's Borneo orang-utan twins turned one last week, and are starting to connect with their mother. But they are still far from being intimate.
The pair, a male and a female, born on July 8 last year at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, were rejected by their mother Raba for several months.15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Toshimitsu Doi15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
The world's smallest fly is so tiny you can hardly even see it. It's about the size of a grain of salt. A normal fly looks like a giant next to it.
But make no mistake: this tiny fly, which lives in Thailand, is no cute little thing. In fact, it wouldn't be out of place in an Alien movie. Its female has a sharp organ that she uses to lay her eggs inside other insects.11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am