KFBG Blog: Animal Stories
What’s for dinner at the KFBG Wild Animal Rescue Centre?
We make all efforts to provide food items that are similar to the natural diet in the wild. This great barbet (Megalaima virens) is picking fresh berries that have been pinned to the branches in its...
Duffi our female mule enjoying her morning roll in the sand at the Mule Stables
Why do horses, donkeys, and mules like to roll in sand? Rolling in sand allows equines to clean their coat, stretch a little bit, and on warmer days, helps to lower their body temperature. In wild ho...
Time to celebrate the first two Golden Coin Turtle hatchlings of 2020
Two sibling Golden Coin Turtles (Cuora trifasciata) emerged from their eggs on 29th August and became the first hatchlings from the species conservation programme this year. A standard procedure as p...
Wild Snake Rescued from Glue Trap
On 17 September 2020, the rescue professionals at the Wild Animal Rescue Centre of KFBG received a snake from the Police through our Wild Snake Rescue Project. From the police memo, the box contained...
What’s on a Brown Wood Owl’s menu?
Brown Wood Owls (Strix leptogrammica) are native to Hong Kong and interestingly are believed to have arrived in the territory only in the last 15 years probably as a result of a natural range expansi...
Pond Heron Survives Glue-trap
Not only are we finding small-sized birds caught in glue traps, but even medium-sized birds like this Chinese Pond Heron (Ardeola bacchus) can get trapped by these cruel devices. This adult bird w...
Frightened to death?
The Northern Red Muntjac (Muntiacus vaginalis) sometimes known as the Barking Deer is the only native deer species that is found in Hong Kong. It is also a mammal species we often receive at the Wild...
This is a story about a lizard without legs
KFBG rescues many native wild animals, from the commonly seen Spotted Dove to the rarely seen King Cobra. On 6 March 2020, we received this interesting looking legless reptile through our Wild Snake ...
The journey from rescue to release: What happens when an injured bird is received by the KFBG rescue team staff?
Summer is upon us and we are now in the busiest season for the Wild Animal Rescue Centre (WARC). Let's take a look at the role of the WARC as it applies to the rescue and rehabilitation of wild bird...
Inappropriate assistance may do more harm than good
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 stumb...