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2012
December
Zoo education exhibition showcases the most extreme animals in the world
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     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 Animals in the World" organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD).

     To be held alternately at six LCSD parks, namely Kowloon Park, Hong Kong Park, Tuen Mun Park, Yuen Long Park, Tai Po Waterfront Park and Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens (HKZBG), the roving exhibition will run from this Saturday (December 8) to January 20, 2013.

     "Display panels with information about 20 of the most extreme animals in the sea and the sky as well as on land will be put up in parks, well illustrated with lively photos. Members of the public can learn more about the dimensions, weight, height and speed of these amazing animals," a spokesman for the department said.

     "Through the exhibition, we hope to arouse public interest in animal ecology and enhance public awareness of nature conservation," he said.

     A series of activities will be held this Saturday (December 8) and Sunday (December 9) from 10am to 4pm at the Arcade of Kowloon Park and the Secondary Hall of Kowloon Park Sports Centre to launch the exhibition.

     Besides viewing the exhibition panels, park visitors can join a guided tour of the Bird Lake and the Aviary arranged by the department and enrol in educational talks on "Knowledge of Animals".

     Visitors can also take part in "The Most Extreme Animals in the World" matching game and activities in the game booths to win specially designed souvenirs.

     Details of the roving exhibition are as follows:

Venue                   Period
-----                   ------

Kowloon Park            December 8 to 16, 2012
(Arcade)                (Special activities will be
                        held on December 8 and 9 to
                        launch the roving exhibition)

Hong Kong Park          December 17 to 23, 2012
(Conservatory
Entrance Lock)

Tuen Mun Park           December 24 to 30, 2012
(Reptile House)

Yuen Long Park          December 31, 2012 to
(Aviary Entrance)       January 6, 2013

Tai Po Waterfront Park  January 7 to 13, 2013
(Pavilion near
Insect House)

Hong Kong Zoological    January 14 to 20, 2013
and Botanical Gardens

     While visiting the exhibition, members of the public can also visit the interesting animals in these parks.

     Whether it's the pair of black-necked swans in Kowloon Park, or the four maroon-breasted crowned pigeons in Hong Kong Park, or some 70 mammals including four De Brazza's monkeys, as well as 300 birds and over 50 reptiles in the HKZBG, all win the hearts of park visitors.  The Reptile House in Tuen Mun Park, the Aviary Pagoda in Yuen Long Park and the Insect House in Tai Po Waterfront Park are also good choices.

     Don't miss the chance to visit the exhibition and learn more about the "Most Extreme Animals in the World".

     For enquiries, please call 2723 6047.

Ends/Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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Display panels with information about the world's most extreme animals with vivid photos.

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The bird that dives the deepest: king penguin

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The fastest animal on land: Cheetah

 

 

 

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