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Fauna Hong Kong
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Fauna

Big animals have become rarer as the forest has decreased. You may still be able to spot a few bears, deer, porcupines and monkeys. Leopards and ant-eaters put in a rare appearance too. Hong Kong's fauna also consists of civets, bats, 250 species of birds, and a relatively rare and endemic dolphin species, the pink dolphin, which is an endangered species.


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The pink dolphin of Hong Kong

16 species of dolphins have been listed in Hong Kong. Pollution from various sources threatens their survival.

© Fotosearch / Age Fotostock
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The eclectus parrot of Hong Kong

This bird measures 13 to 16 inches long. The males have green feathers while the females have red and blue feathers.

© © William Perry / age fotostock
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Yellow-crested cockatoo of Hong Kong

It is a parrot around 14 inches long that is entirely white other than its black beak and yellow crest. The males and females look alike.

© © William Perry / age fotostock
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The monkeys of Golden Hill

These macaques are the descendants of domestic monkeys that were released into nature.

© © Kjersti Jorgensen / age fotostock
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Reptiles are very popular in Hong Kong and sometimes even serve as pets because they can adapt perfectly to living in an apartment.

© © ZoonarShullye Serhi / age fotostock
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