KFBG Blog: Animal Stories

Animal Stories
Posted Date: Tuesday 2 June 2020
Everyday nestlings’ feathers will grow and become more dense, eventually the wing feathers are formed and they are ready to learn how to fly. Much like human children learning to walk, they may stumble or even accidentally fall from the tree branch. So sometimes people might find juvenile birds on the ground. When seeing them wandering around helplessly, a good Samaritan may want to pick them up and take care of them. Thus, we often find good intentioned citizens asking what to do with birds they have found, on the internet.
Animal Stories
Posted Date: Friday 8 May 2020
On 6 May, two young adult King Cobras (Ophiophagus hannah) were spotted by our Chairperson, Mr Andrew McAulay, on the Kwun Yum Shan hillside. In this rare opportunity he was able to watch what was most likely male cobras playing out a courtship and dominance dance. These two males are believed to be competing to demonstrate their strength and dominance and eventually one male will tire and the dominant male will, we think, start courtship with a nearby female King Cobra.
Animal Stories
Posted Date: Thursday 30 April 2020
Mercy release practices are undertaken by some Buddhists in gaining blessings and good karma through the act of helping animals. This seemingly kind gesture to free animals into the wild can in fact be irresponsible and cruel.
Animal Stories
Posted Date: Thursday 23 April 2020
In February 2020, two groups of turtles originally seized from illegal trade were rehomed to join international conservation programmes. Thirteen critically endangered Elongated Tortoises (Indotestudo elongata) moved to Taiping Zoo in Malaysia, and three critically endangered Indochinese Box Turtles (Cuora galbinifrons) were sent to Wildlife Reserves Singapore. Both species have now entered into the conservation breeding and education programmes in the two zoological institutions.
Animal Stories
Posted Date: Saturday 11 April 2020
The present global crisis is a wakeup call, world leaders and politicians have been warned about the possibilities of another emergent disease similar to SARS which struck earlier this century but as we have witnessed especially through the wildlife rescue work over the last 10 years, the illegal trade in wild animals has not stopped or even slowed and more diverse species are entering trade so the present enforcement systems and laws across the world are not working.