Hong Kong-based Zoologist and Wildlife Educator

  • Face to Face with the Biggest Shoebill

    Face to Face with the Biggest Shoebill

    No, it’s not the bill you pay for your Air Jordan. The shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) or whalehead, is a very large stork-like bird. This is one I’ve come across in Uganda. In front of such a prehistoric looking creature with a wingspan of over 8 feet, you better stay low like what I did in […]

  • Typical Safari Is Not Typical of Me

    Typical Safari Is Not Typical of Me

    I just went on a decent, British colonial style safari watching the big five in Maasai Mara, Kenya. Such a typical safari for some who’s been working with wild animals for decades. Why did I feel brand new? It’s because it’s not hands-on. My eyes had plenty to see but my hands had nothing to […]

  • Two Heads One Body

    Siamese, conjoined and polycephaly mean the different conditions of more than a head or some parts of the body. It’s more like twins in progress but never completed. Two-headed humans are mostly identified as two persons. But for animals, it’s still under debate whether they should be considered one or two beings.

  • Jesus Christ Lizard

    Jesus Christ Lizard

    There are over 10,000 extant species of reptiles. How many have you seen? There are only two lizards known to be able to run on water. This earned the renowned Basilisk of the new world the nickname “Jesus Christ lizard”. From the old world, there’s this lesser-known Sailfin Dragon that evokes even more of my […]

  • From Big Game Tragedy In Ohio To Legal Killings In Hong Kong

    After the fire that kills 3,000 high-end top quality snakes in a reptile facility in Colorado merely a month ago, now there is another heart breaking loss in Ohio. R.I.P. to the 50 animals killed in Ohio. 18 highly endangered Bengal tigers, 17 lions, bears, gray wolves, and more were shot to death by the […]