KFBG Blog: Animal Stories
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...
World Snake Day 2021 – behind the scenes at KFBG
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...
This is Pollinator week…
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
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
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
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...
Bats are essential in a healthy world │ Part two
The Covid 19 Pandemic (Cont'd) The following points are from a joint statement from Bats without Borders (BwB) and Bat Conservation Africa (BCA), both of which are committed to the conservation of Af...
Bats are essential in a healthy world │ Part one
Many of us have heard the natural fact that if you destroy one component of nature you risk upsetting the natural balance and effectively cause a knock on effect that may in turn impact your own life...