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.
16 species of dolphins have been listed in Hong Kong. Pollution from various sources threatens their survival.© Fotosearch / Age Fotostock
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
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
These macaques are the descendants of domestic monkeys that were released into nature.© © Kjersti Jorgensen / age fotostock
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