Activity Report
Posted Date: Thursday 16 May 2019
To celebrate Earth Day, on 23 April, 198 of Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden’s staff got together to plant 1,200 native seedlings in our forest restoration site on the upper slopes of Tai Mo Shan.
Animal Stories
Posted Date: Friday 26 April 2019
A critically endangered Vietnamese Pond Turtle (Mauremys annamensis) has headed back to its home range in Vietnam after being cared for in the KFBG for three and a half years. This turtle, endemic to just a small part of central Vietnam has significant conservation value as the number of adult animals in the wild continues to decline. She was discovered by a member of public in Tai Mei Tuk and delivered to our KFBG Wild Animal Rescue Centre in mid-2015. Health and admission check found her to be a mature female of around 15-years old. Her high conservation value meant we tried hard to search for a permanent home for her where she could contribute to the conservation of her species.
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.