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Animals
 
The keeping of wild animal exhibits in the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens can be traced as early as in 1876. At that time, birds and mammals were kept in small numbers in very primitive structures purely for entertainment purposes.
 
Following the major expansion in the mid-1970s, emphasis were then directed to the techniques in captive breeding and conservation breeding programmes. Today, our mission is developed to guide the activities for zoological collection:-
 
(a) To foster an understanding of and appreciation for all living things through education, conservation, research programmes and exhibition; and
(b) To develop appreciation for the interdependence of nature.
 
At present, about half of the Garden's land is dedicated to the keeping of zoological exhibits. About 300 birds, 70 mammals and 20 reptiles are being housed in about 40 enclosures.
 
Mammals
 
Bornean Orang-utan
Buff-cheeked Gibbon
Emperor Tamarin
Golden Lion Tamarin
Golden-headed Lion Tamarin
Lion-tailed Macaque
Ring-tailed Lemur
Siamang
Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth
White-faced Saki
Black and White Ruffed Lemur
Golden Agouti
 
Birds
 
American Flamingo
Bali Mynah
Hawaiian Goose
Red-crowned Crane
 
Reptiles
 
Greek Tortoise
Malayan Box Turtle
 

Burmese Python passed away on 27 Jan.

 



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