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KFBG Diary
Posted Date: Thursday 4 April 2019
A flush of green and burgundy bursts across our forest restoration site upon the arrival of spring. The array of colours, shapes and textures speaks for the diversity of 250 native tree species. This flood of young foliage makes us hopeful and excited for a surge in growth, foretelling the success of forest recovery on our upper hillside.
Animal Stories
Posted Date: Wednesday 3 April 2019
Spring and summer are the nesting seasons for most wild birds in Hong Kong SAR. Last year (2018), the Wild Animal Rescue Centre received more than 800 nestlings and fledglings rescued by members of the public, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). The most commonly received birds are Spotted Doves, Red Whiskered Bulbuls, Eurasian Tree Sparrows, Crested Mynas and Collared Scops Owls.
KFBG Diary
Posted Date: Wednesday 27 March 2019
Mimicry is perhaps one of the most intriguing aspects of wildlife adaptation/ecology. Whilst some examples are obvious, others are more obscure. We often come across stories of remarkable mimicry among creatures such as bugs and moths, which use mimicry to hide their true identity and help them hunt or avoiding being eaten. Whilst many animals have evolved to use mimicry, it also plays a role in some plants. This may explain the striking appearance of some flowers.
Animal Stories
Posted Date: Wednesday 13 March 2019
On 27th February two Leopard Cats (Prionailurus bengalensis) seized by the Authorities in 2018 arrived safely in their new permanent home in Night Safari Singapore, which is operated by Wildlife Reserves Singapore.
Animal Stories
Posted Date: Friday 22 February 2019
In 2018, Strix the Brown Wood Owl was seized by the Authorities as part of an illegal possession case. She was cared for at the KFBG Wild Animal Rescue Centre during the legal investigations. During her health check , Strix was found to have minor feather damage and it was noted that she was very friendly and had probably been hand-reared.