KFBG Blog: Animal Stories

Animal Stories
Posted Date: Thursday 5 September 2019
Two live Madagascar Big-headed Turtles (Erymnochelys madagascariensis), were discovered inside the baggage of an outbound passenger at Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Control Point in April 2018.
Animal Stories
Posted Date: Friday 16 August 2019
The best part of the rescue team’s work is getting to release the animals that they have cared for and rehabilitated back to the wild. You can see in these video clips how happy the birds are to be set free, and the health of the released birds reflects weeks of hard work undertaken by the animal carers in order to reach this positive event.
Animal Stories
Posted Date: Friday 2 August 2019
The Destiny of Two Squirrels
Animal Stories
Posted Date: Thursday 13 June 2019
A member of public discovered an endangered juvenile Big-headed Turtle (Platysternon megacephalum) with a poachers hook attached to its mouth in late April 2019.
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.