HKZBG holds "Meet-the-Zookeepers" activity for the first time
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) today (December 7) started a roving exhibition, "Zoo Education Exhibition 2013", with a theme of wild animal habitats. The whole exhibition will last until January 19, 2014, and will be held at six parks managed by the department.
The first stop has started at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens (HKZBG) and will end on December 15. To mark the beginning of the roving show, "Meet-the-Zookeepers" sessions and guided tours were held today at the gardens. The activities will continue tomorrow (December 8).
"Meet-the-Zookeepers" sessions are being introduced for the first time at the gardens. During the sessions, zookeepers of the HKZBG will share with visitors their experience in daily primate care and animal conservation. Visitors will also have an opportunity to learn more about the gardens' animals, including Bornean orang-utans, buff-cheeked gibbons, emperor tamarins, golden-headed lion tamarins and pygmy marmosets, as well as black and white ruffed lemurs.
During the guided tours, park visitors will be able to tour the HKZBG and see for themselves some 70 mammals, more than 300 birds and over 50 reptiles being kept there.
"Visitors will find plenty to enjoy while taking part in these interactive and fun activities," an LCSD spokesman said.
Interested parties can assemble at the information counter of the HKZBG's Education and Exhibition Centre at specified hours tomorrow. In addition, park visitors will also be able to join talks and take part in stall games on animal knowledge. Souvenirs will be available for distribution. All activities will be free of charge.
As for the zoo education exhibition itself, information panels with lively photos of more than 10 different kinds of sea, sky and land animals and their habitats, including the polar region, deserts, wetlands and caves, will be on show, through which visitors will be able to learn more about the animals and their homes.
"We hope that the exhibition would enhance both public interest in animal ecology and public awareness of nature conservation," the spokesman added.
The six participating parks are the HKZBG, Tai Po Waterfront Park, Tuen Mun Park, Yuen Long Park, Kowloon Park and Hong Kong Park.
Please refer to the annex for information on the exhibition periods of the six parks and details of the "Meet-the-Zookeepers" sessions and guided tours at the HKZBG.
Details of activities:
Ends/Saturday, December 7, 2013
Issued at HKT 13:15
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department today (December 7) started a roving exhibition, "Zoo Education Exhibition 2013", with a theme of wild animal habitats. The whole exhibition will last until January 19, 2014, and will be held at six parks managed by the department. For the first time, "Meet-the-Zookeepers" sessions are being held at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens. Picture shows zookeepers sharing their experience in daily primate care and animal conservation with visitors today.