KFBG Blog
A possible new species of pangolin found in illegal wildlife trade
Plants & Us
Thanks to open source data and knowledge exchange, a piece of exciting but sad news has rolled in just before the end of the year. Using the DNA data published by KFBG scientists on the trade of wild...
An awesome find to kickstart this fruiting season! Discovery of Aphanamixis polystachya – a new record of a tropical lowland tree species for Hong Kong
Plants & Us
A. polystachya Fruits of A. polystachya through binoculars Leaves of A. polystachya through binoculars Just as the fruiting season begins, we are thrilled to announce the discovery in Hong Kon...
What’s for dinner at the KFBG Wild Animal Rescue Centre?
Animal Stories
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
Animal Stories
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...
After the typhoon: Bridging ravaged forest for the critically endangered Hainan Gibbon
China Eco Tales
The newest family of the critically endangered Hainan Gibbons has just welcomed their first child, increasing the population of the world's rarest primate from 13 (two family groups) in 2003 to 33 (f...
Time to celebrate the first two Golden Coin Turtle hatchlings of 2020
Animal Stories
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
Animal Stories
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...
Dictyophora indusiata
Plants & Us
Following a trail of a horrendous odor, we were presented with this strange-looking organism. This is a Long Net Stinkhorn (Dictyophora indusiata), a fungus in the Phallaceae family a family that is...
Our trees are under attack! But could these hungry marauders actually be helping our forest along?
Plants & Us
An army of slug moth caterpillars was spotted on one of our Cyclobalanopsis edithiae trees at our forest restoration site this summer. This was both a blessing and a curse. The return of insects is a...
What’s on a Brown Wood Owl’s menu?
Animal Stories
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...