KFBG Blog: Animal Stories
Donation of 150 valuable natural history specimens to the Natural History Collection at Lingnan University
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?
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...
In search of the last otters of Hong Kong
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 
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...
A major accomplishment for KFBG’s Wild Snake Rescue Project!
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
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...
Rescue staff use creative means to re-unite mother and baby
Our Wild Animal Rescue Centre receives many baby or infant animals having fallen from nests or been separated from their parents. The best carers for young animals are their own parents. We recentl...
Conservation Research: Ground-breaking Turtle and Tortoise Study Challenging Evolutionary Theories of Ageing
Even though humans live longer lives compared to their ancestors, we cannot escape the inevitability of aging. However, it may be possible to slow that trend: a new study of ageing in tortoises and t...
The Common Spotted Flat
The Common Spotted Flat (Celaenorrhinus leucocera) is a rare butterfly in Hong Kong that is more frequently observed at KFBG it is one of our signature butterfly species. The larvae like to eat the ...
Hexagons and Honeycombs
Have you ever wondered how bees create perfect hexagon shapes while constructing their honeycomb nests? After pondering this question while staring at a piece of perfectly formed honeycomb from a wil...