Ivory, rhino horns seized from trio of travellers arriving from Zimbabwe

Customs officers at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday seized 43 kilograms of ivory stashed in the carry-on luggage of two female travelers and 2 kilograms of rhino horns hidden against the thighs and stomach of a third woman. The trio arrived on a flight from Zimbabwe via Dubai yesterday afternoon and were carrying suspected smuggled goods with ...

Animals

Man crashes car after trying to dodge monkey

Man crashes car after trying to dodge monkey

A 31 year-old man was taken to hospital this morning after crashing his car because he was trying to dodge a monkey. The driver, surnamed Lee, was heading out of Cheung Sha Wan in...

Our hamsters are pets, not food, HK shop tells customers

Our hamsters are pets, not food, HK shop tells customers

Hamsters make for adorable pets, and one Hong Kong pet shop is insisting that be the reason you actually take one home after finding out a number of customers were buying them...

Punted ParknShop pooch has netizens in an uproar

Punted ParknShop pooch has netizens in an uproar

Five seconds of viral video have Hong Kong animal lovers on the rampage this week – and understandably so. The video, filmed at a ParknShop supermarket in Tuen Mun district and...

Hong Kong’s hippo teeth trade bigger, more harmful than realized

Hong Kong’s hippo teeth trade bigger, more harmful than realized

Local university researchers have urged government authorities to step up the fight against the illegal trade in endangered species after discovering massive discrepancies in...

Woman carrying 20kg of rhino horn stopped from boarding Hong Kong-bound flight at South Africa airport

Woman carrying 20kg of rhino horn stopped from boarding Hong Kong-bound flight at South Africa airport

South African police yesterday arrested a 24-year-old woman with 20 kilograms of rhino horn before boarding a flight bound for Hong Kong, a spokesman said. The woman, whose...

Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tons of tusks smuggled from Malaysia in biggest ivory bust for 30 years

Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tons of tusks smuggled from Malaysia in biggest ivory bust for 30 years

Earlier this week, Hong Kong customs seized a record-breaking 7.2 tons of elephant tusks, valued at HKD72 million, in the city’s largest ivory bust in 30 years. The Customs and...

Pregnant endangered pink dolphin washes up dead on Lamma Island beach

Pregnant endangered pink dolphin washes up dead on Lamma Island beach

It’s a sad day for Hong Kong animal lovers. Over the weekend, two highly endangered Chinese white dolphins — also known as pink dolphins — were discovered dead...

Squeal! Police, AFCD go on wild boar chase after pig injures two people

Squeal! Police, AFCD go on wild boar chase after pig injures two people

As those who have lived in Hong Kong for a while know, random encounters with wild boars (especially in the summer) are not unheard of. In fact, we’ve talked about them...

Activists don bloody shark outfits to shame fin fans

Activists don bloody shark outfits to shame fin fans

Dozens of activists dressed in bloody costumes sprawled outside one of Hong Kong’s most popular restaurants linked to the sale of shark fin soup on Saturday to protest the...