Want to know more about mammals and amphibians? How do birds court a mate? How do animals reproduce? And what are the ways to conserve endangered animals? You can find answers to these questions in the exhibition "Know more about the Animal World" organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD).
The annual roving exhibition will be staged at five LCSD parks, namely Kowloon Park, Hong Kong Park, Tuen Mun Park, Tai Po Waterfront Park and the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, from Saturday (December 3) until February 5, 2012.
A spokesman for the LCSD said, "A whole new series of informative panels featuring animals pictured vividly in photos will be put up at the parks. Information ranging from classification and habitats of animals and their predatory and courtship behaviours to reproduction and conservation of animals will be displayed.
"Parks are an ideal place for the public to relax and get close to nature. Through zoological education in our parks, we hope to help members of public enrich their knowledge of animals' life and behaviour, as well as understand more about the importance of caring for animals and conserving nature."
To launch the exhibition, an array of activities will be held between 10am and 4pm this Saturday and Sunday (December 4) at Kowloon Park. Apart from being able to tour the exhibition, people will also have the chance to participate in special educational activities together with family and friends.
Games stalls will be set up at the Arcade of Kowloon Park while a series of seminars on the topic "Know more about the Animal World" will be held in the secondary hall of the sports centre. Community organisations will also discuss animals and nature conservation with visitors.
In addition, participants on the day can get uniquely designed souvenirs by joining the "Knowledge of Animals" matching game and the "Searching for Animals" puzzle game.
The spokesman added, "Members of public can also take part in guided tours around the Bird Lake and Aviary to learn about birds' behaviour and more."
The schedule for the roving exhibition "Know more about the Animal World" is as follows:
Kowloon Park December 3 to 11, 2011
(special educational activities
will be held on December 3
Hong Kong Park December 12 to 18, 2011
Tuen Mun Park December 19, 2011 to
January 1, 2012
Tai Po Waterfront January 2 to 15, 2012
Hong Kong Zoological January 16 to February 5, 2012
and Botanical Gardens
Interesting animals and birds can be found in the above five LCSD parks. These include a pair of black-necked swans in Kowloon Park, four maroon-breasted crowned pigeons in Hong Kong Park, three spurred tortoises in the Reptile House of Tuen Mun Park, four De Brazza's monkeys at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, and various creatures in the Insect House of Tai Po Waterfront Park. While touring the exhibition, members of the public will also be able to visit the animals in the parks.
Ends/Monday, November 28, 2011
The black-necked swans in Kowloon Park are graced with long necks that assist in seeking food in the water.
A pair of colourful maroon-breasted crowned pigeons resting harmoniously in Hong Kong Park.
A spurred tortoise in the Reptile House of Tuen Mun Park. The spurred tortoise is the largest continental tortoise species in the world, with a wide and flattened carapace that is brown in colour.
With its orange crown with a white edge on its forehead, this adorable De Brazza's monkey in the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens is very popular with park visitors.