KFBG Blog: Animal Stories
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...
“Wait your turn!”
The baby bird season has arrived and the KFBG Wild Animal Rescue Centre is experiencing daily deliveries of rescued nestlings. Thanks to the rapid call out responses of the SPCA and their dedicated t...
Wild, Threatened, Farmed: Hong Kong’s Invisible Pets│Wildlife Trade Report
This is a new wildlife trade report published by ADM Capital Foundation Wild, Threatened, Farmed: Hong Kong's Invisible Pets sheds light on the scale and nature of the city's exotic pet trade, iden...
“Heads up”!
Young nestling Collared Scops Owls are loveable birds, that often arrive from rescue looking like white fluff balls and grow up resembling a piece of tree bark with a pair of big eyes. These owls ar...
World Pangolin Day 2022
It is the eleventh World Pangolin Day today! Unfortunately, this mysterious creature is still under severe threat over most of its native range and several of the 8 species are close to extinction in...
Travel Log of a rehabilitated Black-faced Spoonbill “A49”
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 ...
Endangered Tricarinate Hill Turtles waited more than 4 years before being rehomed to Centre Emys Switzerland – but now they have arrived!
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...
How many waterhen chicks can you see in this photo?
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?
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
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...