KFBG Blog
Rescue staff use creative means to re-unite mother and baby
Animal Stories
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...
Guardians of KFBG’s trees
Plants & Us
Like many other living organisms on Earth, trees face numerous challenges over their lifetime, including competition for water, nutrients and sunlight. On top of that, trees can suffer from growth de...
Conservation Research: Ground-breaking Turtle and Tortoise Study Challenging Evolutionary Theories of Ageing
Animal Stories
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
Animal Stories
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 ...
New species of snake revealed after 22 years
China Eco Tales
In the latest issue of the international journal Vertebrate Zoology, the research team at KFBG published a new species of reptile—Lingnan Reed Snake (Calamaria arcana), the fifth species of ree...
Utilising LiDAR in conservation – mapping the maze of trails in KFBG’s Orchid Haven
Plants & Us
Dating back as early as the 6th century BC, the traditional craft of map making has allowed humans to navigate. Fast forward to the 21st Century and, along with many other advancements in technology,...
Hexagons and Honeycombs
Animal Stories
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!”
Animal Stories
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
Animal Stories
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...
Otters’ identity revealed in their stools
China Eco Tales
Individual identification is a very powerful but challenging approach in zoological research. Characteristics such as the noseprint in dogs, footprint of giant pandas, face of monkeys, markings on le...