KFBG Blog: Animal Stories
Hong Kong's first Swinhoe’s Storm-Petrel released back to the wild after rehabilitation at KFBG Wild Animal Rescue Centre
We are pleased to report that a Swinhoe's Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma monorhis), was successfully released back into the wild in Clear Water Bay on 17 Nov 2020. The bird represented the first confirme...
Another important milestone for the KFBG Wild Animal Rescue Centre
On 18 Dec 2020, the KFBG Wild Animal Rescue Centre reached another important milestone in its life saving work. The centre received its 10,000th bird patient. The rescued bird was a Spotted Dove (Sp...
What’s for dinner at the KFBG Wild Animal Rescue Centre?
We make all efforts to provide food items that are similar to the natural diet in the wild. This great barbet (Megalaima virens) is picking fresh berries that have been pinned to the branches in its...
Duffi our female mule enjoying her morning roll in the sand at the Mule Stables
Why do horses, donkeys, and mules like to roll in sand? Rolling in sand allows equines to clean their coat, stretch a little bit, and on warmer days, helps to lower their body temperature. In wild ho...
Time to celebrate the first two Golden Coin Turtle hatchlings of 2020
Two sibling Golden Coin Turtles (Cuora trifasciata) emerged from their eggs on 29th August and became the first hatchlings from the species conservation programme this year. A standard procedure as p...
Wild Snake Rescued from Glue Trap
On 17 September 2020, the rescue professionals at the Wild Animal Rescue Centre of KFBG received a snake from the Police through our Wild Snake Rescue Project. From the police memo, the box contained...
What’s on a Brown Wood Owl’s menu?
Brown Wood Owls (Strix leptogrammica) are native to Hong Kong and interestingly are believed to have arrived in the territory only in the last 15 years probably as a result of a natural range expansi...
Pond Heron Survives Glue-trap
Not only are we finding small-sized birds caught in glue traps, but even medium-sized birds like this Chinese Pond Heron (Ardeola bacchus) can get trapped by these cruel devices. This adult bird w...
Frightened to death?
The Northern Red Muntjac (Muntiacus vaginalis) sometimes known as the Barking Deer is the only native deer species that is found in Hong Kong. It is also a mammal species we often receive at the Wild...
This is a story about a lizard without legs
KFBG rescues many native wild animals, from the commonly seen Spotted Dove to the rarely seen King Cobra. On 6 March 2020, we received this interesting looking legless reptile through our Wild Snake ...