KFBG Blog
Travel Log of a rehabilitated Black-faced Spoonbill “A49”
Animal Stories
We have an exciting travel story to share: A rescued Black-faced Spoonbill with leg ring number A49” returned to Hong Kong from South Korea. It was previously treated in our Wild Animal Rescue ...
A Journey to Tai Po: Historical Imprints in Nature
KFBG Diary
Most visitors arrive at KFBG by taking the 64K bus from Tai Po. The route has numerous stops and can be a lengthy bus ride. While you may be used to looking down on your phone, watching outside the w...
Endangered Tricarinate Hill Turtles waited more than 4 years before being rehomed to Centre Emys Switzerland – but now they have arrived!
Animal Stories
On 23rd November 2021, KFBG Wild Animal Rescue Centre transferred ten endangered Tricarinate Hill Turtles (Melanochelys tricarinata) to the Centre Emys in Switzerland to enter their education and con...
New frog species discovered in Vietnam
China Eco Tales
KFBG recently worked with Vietnamese and Russian scientists to describe a new species named the Black-eyed Paddy Frog (Micryletta melanops), which is found in Langbian Plateau in southern Vietnam. T...
From Seed to Fruit
Plants & Us
Endospermum chinense is a fast-growing native tree that grows well in harsh, exposed environments. The ability to grow in challenging conditions means that we might expect to find a large population ...
In Search of the Hainan Gibbon: The First Population Census
China Eco Tales
The Hainan Gibbon the world's rarest primate is the focus of KFBG's Conservation China Department's very first and also longest-running conservation project. Here we have found some archival photos...
How many waterhen chicks can you see in this photo?
Animal Stories
White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) chicks resemble little black balls they are masters of disguise - important when there are many predators such as snakes and raptors that see you as ...
What secrets can we discover at a Brown Fish Owl’s nesting site?
Animal Stories
Hong Kong is home to several native owl species, most are nocturnal, and lead quite secretive lives. This year during the breeding season, a KFBG Board Member was very lucky to discover a pair of Bro...
No privacy! The story of a Hong Kong mammal latrine
Animal Stories
Which animals share this public toilet? A few months ago, we discovered a wildlife latrine close to KFBG's Monkey Haven. A wildlife latrine could be defined as a specific location where animals reg...
World Snake Day 2021 – behind the scenes at KFBG
Animal Stories
In 1999 KFBG commenced a snake rescue project in partnership with the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department (AFCD) and the HKSAR Police. This ongoing project helps to address the mitig...