Let's learn about animals and nature
To arouse public interest in animal ecology and awareness of nature conservation, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will organise a roving zoo education exhibition at five of its parks from Saturday (November 27), to showcase the wide variety of animals that live in its zoological parks.
The exhibition – "Animal Collection of the LCSD" will be staged at five of LCSD parks by turns until January 9, 2011. It will help enrich public knowledge about nature and animals while also enjoying the park facilities.
A spokesman for the LCSD said, "Parks provide a cool place for the public to relax and appreciate nature. Rolling out zoological education on our parks can nurture public awareness of animals and foster a closer bond between people and animals.
"By visiting our zoological parks, people can get to know more about the living and eating habits of animals and their different behaviour, so as to understand more about the importance of caring for animals and conserving nature."
The annual zoo education exhibition – "Animal Collection of the LCSD" will be launched at Kowloon Park this Saturday where panels will be on display to introduce the animals living in the LCSD's parks, as well as photos of these lovely park inhabitants.
To kick off the exhibition, an array of activities will be held from 10am to 4pm this Saturday and Sunday (November 28) at Kowloon Park, where games stalls will be set up at the Arcade. Visitors are welcome to attend a series of seminars on "Knowledge of Animals" in the Park's sports centre for sharing with local organisations about the characteristics of various animals and nature conservation. Meanwhile, children can take a closer look at the animals by partaking in the tour around the Bird Lake and Aviary of the Park, and obtain souvenirs by joining in "Searching Animals of the Parks" matching and puzzle games.
The roving exhibition – "Animal Collection of the LCSD" will be staged at the parks with the following schedule:
Kowloon Park November 27 to December 5, 2010
(educational activities will be
held on November 27 and 28)
Hong Kong Zoological December 6 to 19, 2010
and Botanical Gardens
Tuen Mun Park December 20 to 26, 2010
Yuen Long Park December 27, 2010 to January 2, 2011
Hong Kong Park January 3 to 9, 2011
Besides touring around the exhibition, members of public may also visit the following LCSD parks where these cute and interesting animals and birds can be found: Buffy Tufted-Eared Marmoset and Ring-tailed Lemur in Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens; Bali Mynah and Maroon-breasted Crowned Pigeon in the Edward Youde Aviary of Hong Kong Park; Lesser Flamingo and Common Peafowl in the Bird Lake and Aviary of Kowloon Park; Radiated Tortoise and Tokay Geoko in the Reptile House of Tuen Mun Park; and Black-naped Oriole and Yellow-faced Mynah in the Aviary Pagoda of Yuen Long Park.
Ends/Thursday, November 25, 2010
This Radiated Tortoises in Tuen Mun Park is characterised by concentric rings on the scute of its carapace, with yellow stripes radiating outwards.
This cute Tokay Geoko in Tuen Mun Park has a big, heavy, blue-grey body, with striking orange and light blue spots.
Gracefully crested, a male Bali Mynah in Hong Kong Park whispers to his female partner.
These Ring-tailed Lemurs in Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens are very social and love to live in groups. Their unique tail patterns are a big attraction to visitors.
This Yellow-faced Mynah in Yuen Long Park has a shiny black body, a striking orange bill and skin patches around its eyes, which together make an eye-catching contrast.
The Lesser Flamingos in Kowloon Park are graced with long necks and specially bent bills for catching food in the water.