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Amphibian and Reptile Adoption Day – March 15, 2013

 Amphibian and Reptile Adoption Day to be held in Ma On Shan this weekend – Friday,March 15, 2013 The Amphibian and Reptile Adoption Day will be held tomorrow and Sunday (March 16 and 17) from 11am to 8pm at the Atrium, Level 2, Sunshine City Plaza, Ma On Shan. The adoption day is jointly organised

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Red-eared slider Rescued and Removed from the Wild

On 11 Mar 2013, our research team found a red-eared slider trapped in the water tank of a deserted village on the mountain woods of Lantau island.  As the red-eared slider is not a native species, and after it has recovered, we will not release it to the wild.  It will be going up for adoption.  

SCMP – Before taking on a snake as a pet, make sure you know where it came from.

Our founder, Anthony Yeung, on South China Morning Post (Post Magazine) – 3 Feb 2013

2013 Year of the Snake

HKHerp in partnership with PARC have designated 2013 as the Year of the Snake According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2013 is the Year of Serpent. Most people would relate snakes being deadly, cunning, cold blooded and even all sorts of negative feelings. In comparison, another Zodiac, the Dragon, is highly regarded among the Chinese. It

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Whose fault is it, yours or mine? Why dump me?

Whose fault is it, yours or mine? Why dump me?   In 2005, The Census and Statistics Department conducted a survey regarding owning pets in residential areas. It revealed that, beyond cats and dogs, turtles rank the third popular pets among the tenants, which might have been translated into a higher chance of turtle abandonment at

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Wild flavors for better health?! What is “Wild Flavors”(野味)?

Caution: The article contains bloody photos which may cause discomfort. Wild flavors for better health?! What is “Wild Flavors”(野味)? “野” means “wild”, it has nothing to do with the conventional domestic livestock or poultry but with wildlife; “味”here could mean “ special flavor/savor”, and “wild flavors” are what people nowadays commonly call for those wild animals

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Pets are family too – Pet Adoption Day

 Name of event: “Pets are family too – Pet Adoption Day” Date: 30 December 2012 (Sunday) Time: 11am to 6pm 12noon to 5pm (Pet adoption service) 2pm-2:30pm (Opening Ceremony) Venue: On Hing Playground, Yuen Long Pet Adoption Services: Cats, Rabbits and Reptiles Programmes: Recreation booths, pet adoption services, educational exhibition, Animal Welfare Organisations’ (AWOs) booths,

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Zoo Education Exhibition 2012 – 8 Dec

 HKHerp provided the educational talk about Amphibian and Reptile. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– Zoo education exhibition showcases the most extreme animals in the world ************************************************************ Which animal is the smartest in the world? Which bird dives the deepest? Which is the fastest animal on land? Get the answers from the “Zoo Education Exhibition 2012 – The Most Extreme

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Talk about understanding Chelonian for The Salvation Army Lei Muk Shue Nursery on 30 Nov 2012

On 30 Nov 2012, we held a talk about understanding Chelonian for the kids of The Salvation Army Lei Muk Shue Nursery.  We believe education is the most vital part for the conservation and the sustainability of chelonian fauna ultimately. 

Recommendation Letter about Green Sea Turtle in Hong Kong

Recommendation Letter about Green Sea Turtle in Hong Kong   Date: 27 Oct 2012   Dear Director of AFCD, Mr. WONG Chi-Kong, Alan, Deputy Director of AFCD, Dr. LEUNG Siu-Fai, Assistant Director (Conservation), Mr. CHAN Yiu-Keung, Assistant Director (Country & Marine Parks), Mr. SHAM Chun-Hung, Joseph, We are the Hong Kong Society of Herpetology Foundation,

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