KFBG Blog
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...
Weird and wonderful local fruits of Hong Kong
Plants & Us
To mark International Fruit Day on 1st July this year, we would like to introduce some of the lesser-known and weird but wonderful local fruits that are of historical importance in Hong Kong. Situate...
Restoring lost habitat for Hong Kong’s largest butterfly, the Golden Birdwing
Plants & Us
The Golden Birdwing (Troides aeacus) is a rare butterfly that is only known from a few localities in Hong Kong. With black and yellow accented wings and a wingspan of up to 16 cm, it can look like a ...
This is Pollinator week…
Animal Stories
Why is Pollination important and who does it? Normally the first thing that comes to mind when you think of pollination is flowers and bees. I think it is important that everyone understands and resp...
On Buddha’s Birthday – Give Nature a Thought
Animal Stories
On the 19th May we celebrate Buddha's Birthday. It is almost refreshing to know that Buddha in his great wisdom placed so much importance on the human connection with all living things. Buddha was pr...
Raptor Stories from rescued birds at KFBG
Animal Stories
The first private authorized bird of prey rehabilitation programme was established by Major Jim Ades in Hong Kong in the 1980s. The Jim Ades Raptor Sanctuary houses disabled and imprinted raptors tha...
Another KFBG Landmark is reached: the Wild Animal Rescue Centre’s 20,000th released animal
Animal Stories
KFBG Wild Animal Rescue Centre has just reached the milestone of its 20,000th animal release since its establishment in 1994. The special animal was a White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) which had been und...