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Zoology

Asian elephant Koshik speaks Korean

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

Walrus calf saved in Alaska headed for Brooklyn

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

China Digest, October 4, 2012

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Museum to honour spy

4 Oct 2012 - 4:33am

Cub's death might fuel debate on whether giant pandas can be saved

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

SPCA steps up animal trap patrols

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

Man who set barking village dog on fire gives himself up

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

Now here's something to spout about

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

Then & now: imaginary friends

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

Officers seize 600kg of dead pangolins

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 blue whales' wake

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

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