KFBG Blog
Computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound are commonly used in human healthcare – but did you know that crocodilians can have them, too?
Animal Stories
Our resident crocodilians Yeung Yeung and Jo have joined a ground-breaking scientific study that utilises these techniques to assess their healthJo, a Spectacled Caiman Photo credit: Aquatic Animal ...
A Taste of Honey!
Plants & Us
As we move into the flowering season of the ivy tree (Schefflera heptaphylla), a common species native to Hong Kong, we can hear the buzzing of numerous nectar-craving insects.Ivy Treein bloom at KFB...
Donation of 150 valuable natural history specimens to the Natural History Collection at Lingnan University
Animal Stories
In 2019, Lingnan University unveiled its ambitious goal of creating a publicly accessible natural history collection of Hong Kong's amphibians and reptiles. Since then, they have collected over 500 s...
What to do if you find a bird that just hit your window?
Animal Stories
An Oriental Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus orientalis) that just hit the windowThe best thing to do is to gently pick it up and transfer, as quickly as possible, to a cardboard box or container (preferab...
Can Hong Kong’s iconic Incense Tree survive and thrive?
Plants & Us
Incense Tree (Aquilaria sinensis) is a precious tree species found only in Hong Kong and south China. This tree is of high historical and cultural significance as it is believed to have given rise to...
In search of the last otters of Hong Kong
Animal Stories
Author: Kadoorie Conservation China Department Three-quarters of the land in Hong Kong is still countryside, and 40% is legally protected! Nonetheless, Hong Kong's countryside faces many threats, and...
World Animal Day 
Animal Stories
On World Animal Day (4 Oct), please consider Hong Kong's role in the trade of native and exotic wildlife. Hong Kong is a gateway to mainland China and it is an important hub for the exotic pet tr...
KFBG’s herbarium: a library of native plant diversity
Plants & Us
If you come across a plant in Hong Kong and you wished to know its name, how would you find out? In this article, we will explore and explain how a library of plant diversity is build up and organize...
A major accomplishment for KFBG’s Wild Snake Rescue Project!
Animal Stories
We have just launched a 6-month pilot project that focuses on snakes from Lantau Island. The project allows accredited and willing snake catchers to release rescued healthy native snakes immediately ...
A request: Do not feed injured or sick birds
Animal Stories
We receive many calls from citizens who have found a baby bird or an injured bird. Some worry that the bird is hungry and feed it food such as rice, green peas or bread before sending it to the resc...