Aside from its well-known skyscrapers and neon lights, Hong Kong is also a haven for hundreds of animal species, many of them of the strange variety. Photo: SCMP Composite
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Critter city: animal assortment gives Hong Kong alter ego as a wildlife paradise

25 Jan 2023 - 2:00PM

Often perceived as a concrete jungle, Hong Kong also packs a punch in the traditional sense of the word as home to a wide, varied and often scary assortment of wild animals.

Aside from its well-known skyscrapers and neon lights, Hong Kong is also a haven for hundreds of animal species, many of them of the strange variety. Photo: SCMP Composite

Critter city: animal assortment gives Hong Kong alter ego as a wildlife paradise

Often perceived as a concrete jungle, Hong Kong also packs a punch in the traditional sense of the word as home to a wide, varied and often scary assortment of wild animals.

25 Jan 2023 - 2:00PM

Killer octopus found on plate as restaurant diners about to start hotpot meal

Asking the internet has saved a group of diners in China who was about to eat one of the world’s deadliest marine animals after it was served by a restaurant.

29 Jan 2023 - 8:33PM

Woman in court for dumping 12.5 tonnes of fish into Chinese lake for good luck

A woman in China who dumped invasive catfish into a lake in a Buddhist good luck ritual, is in court after the fish died and had to be cleaned out of the lake.

4 Jan 2023 - 6:55PM
Blue-ringed octopuses contain a powerful neurotoxin called tetrodotoxin, 
which is not neutralised by cooking. Photo: SCMP composite/handout

Killer octopus found on plate as restaurant diners about to start hotpot meal

Asking the internet has saved a group of diners in China who was about to eat one of the world’s deadliest marine animals after it was served by a restaurant.

29 Jan 2023 - 8:33PM
Trending in China

Woman in court for dumping 12.5 tonnes of fish into Chinese lake for good luck

A woman in China who dumped invasive catfish into a lake in a Buddhist good luck ritual, is in court after the fish died and had to be cleaned out of the lake.

A woman in China who dumped invasive catfish into a lake in a Buddhist good luck ritual, is in court after the fish died and had to be cleaned out of the lake.

4 Jan 2023 - 6:55PM
Trending in Hong Kong

Food frights: ‘devil’ spinach scare a reminder of Hong Kong’s contaminated past

Supermarkets and shops across Australia have been ordered to remove a potentially deadly batch of contaminated spinach from their shelves in a move that serves as a stark reminder of food scares that have hit Hong Kong in the past.

Supermarkets and shops across Australia have been ordered to remove a potentially deadly batch of contaminated spinach from their shelves in a move that serves as a stark reminder of food scares that have hit Hong Kong in the past.

1 Jan 2023 - 2:00PM

‘Airborne baby killer’: pollution in China sees 64,000 stillborn babies a year

A new Peking University study has discovered that 64,000 babies die in the womb each year as a result of fine-particulate pollution in China, the first time a figure has been calculated of actual death toll.

4 Dec 2022 - 10:28AM
‘Airborne baby killer’: pollution in China sees 64,000 stillborn babies a year

‘Crazy catches’: lethal vipers, hidden cobras revealed by Hong Kong snake catcher

A snake catcher reveals the reptilian underbelly of Hong Kong in which he has to tackle everything from poisonous vipers in a coronavirus quarantine centre to cobras hiding in flats.

19 Nov 2022 - 4:37PM
‘Crazy catches’: lethal vipers, hidden cobras revealed by Hong Kong snake catcher

Food frights: ‘devil’ spinach scare a reminder of Hong Kong’s contaminated past

Supermarkets and shops across Australia have been ordered to remove a potentially deadly batch of contaminated spinach from their shelves in a move that serves as a stark reminder of food scares that have hit Hong Kong in the past.

1 Jan 2023 - 2:00PM

‘Airborne baby killer’: pollution in China sees 64,000 stillborn babies a year

A new Peking University study has discovered that 64,000 babies die in the womb each year as a result of fine-particulate pollution in China, the first time a figure has been calculated of actual death toll.

4 Dec 2022 - 10:28AM

‘Crazy catches’: lethal vipers, hidden cobras revealed by Hong Kong snake catcher

A snake catcher reveals the reptilian underbelly of Hong Kong in which he has to tackle everything from poisonous vipers in a coronavirus quarantine centre to cobras hiding in flats.

19 Nov 2022 - 4:37PM
Environment | OPINION
Changchun Jingyuetan National Scenic Area. Residents of the northeastern city are escaping for weekends of wild camping on the edge of the city, including at winter ski resorts. Photo: Getty Images

Destinations known | China city residents go off-grid with wild camping weekends in outskirts

Taking a traditional summer holiday is still difficult in China because of Covid-19 restrictions, so city residents have taken to making weekend ‘wild trips’ to ‘secret resorts’ promoted by social influencers.

24 Aug 2022 - 3:12PM

Opinion | Global heatwaves show the urgency of adapting to the changing climate

Soaring temperatures across China, India, Japan, the US and Europe are endangering people’s health and countries’ energy grids. Cooling buildings and warming the planet could create a vicious cycle, with power use from cooling potentially blowing the world’s ‘energy budget’.

Soaring temperatures across China, India, Japan, the US and Europe are endangering people’s health and countries’ energy grids. Cooling buildings and warming the planet could create a vicious cycle, with power use from cooling potentially blowing the world’s ‘energy budget’.

20 Jul 2022 - 1:30AM
Global heatwaves show the urgency of adapting to the changing climate
21 Jul 2019 - 12:16AM
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