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More than 700 heads of Indian Star Tortoises (Geochelone elegans) were confiscated

More than 700 heads of Indian Star Tortoises (Geochelone elegans) were confiscated. Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) donated 50 heads of the abovesaid tortoises to the Hong Kong Society of Herpetology Foundation (HKHERP) for adoption, and the tortoises shown on the photos were delivered to the HKHERP from Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden (KFBG) on 17

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Educational Talk for Hong Chi Fanling Integrative Rehabilitation Complex

On 20 Sep 2014, HKHERP held an educational talk with the students and staffs in Hong Chi Fanling Integrative Rehabilitation Complex.  The audiences met with live turtles and learn the skills in taking care with them, so that students can live with turtles to enhance self-worth and sense of responsibility, relieve stress and improve mood.  Meanwhile,

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Adoption Day (Round 2) for HKTA Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School

HKTA Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School adopted for the second time of 4 Chinese stripe-necked turtles and 1 Florida red-bellied Cooter turtle on 20 Sep 2014.  The adopted turtles are living in a pond with clean water and sun bath from now.  Adoption instead of buying to give the animal a 2nd chance at a

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AFCD “Pets With Love – Pet Adoption Day Round 2″

Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department held a two-day event, Pets With Love – Pet Adoption Day Round 2, at Tsuen Wan Discovery Park Shopping Centre on September 6 and 7, 2014, and HKHERP was so glad to be one of the co-organizers. The event encouraged people to adopt abandoned animals and promote responsible pet ownership.  The programs included

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Rescued Smuggled Animals

The number of reptiles found in caught illegal smuggling is increasing significantly as the demand for such pets rises in the trading market.  The Hong Kong Society of Herpetology(HKHerp) has received close to 100 turtles from The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) recently, which included tortoises of endangered species.  While there is a wide

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Turtles Rescued from Metro City Plaza

The Hong Kong Society of Herpetology (HKHERP) had been notified by the Management Office of Metro City Plaza that the pond was about to be dismantled by the end of November, and more than 30 turtles would have no place to live. What could we do with insufficient resources? Turn a deaf ear and leave

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One of our turtles adopted by a school for education purposes

On 28 Oct 2013, one of the well-known primary schools in HK, Heep Woh Primary School(Cheung Sha Wan), adopted our Hilaire’s Side-necked Turtle (Phrynops hilarii) for education purposes.  The turtle came from Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD).  We were able to achieve this because of the school principal, AFCD and HKHerp’s volunteers whom we specially

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Rabbit-Turtle Adoption Day – Pet Adoptathon 2013

 Rabbit-Turtle Adoption Day – Pet Adoptathon 2013 HKRS and HKHERP jointly organize a Rabbit-Turtle Adoption Day. Here are details: Date:1st June 2013 (Saturday) & 2nd June 2013(Sunday) Time:12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Address:Room 502, 5/F, Fuk Hong Industrial Building, 60-62 Tong Mei Road, Mongkok (HKRS Welfare and Resource Centre) Homing Animals: Rabbits and Turtles It

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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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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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