HONG KONG has some special guests to celebrate the Lunar New Year with
_ 12 baby crocodiles with a world-famous father and two orangutans
born and bred in Hong Kong.
The 12 young crocodiles, a year old and only 60 centimetres long,
arrived in Hong Kong from Thailand yesterday morning and were taken to
Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park.
To ensure they were in good shape for public viewing, the park's
zookeeper Chan Jo-kan, left, fed them straight away.
Although still small, the 12 crocodiles have a novel family background
_ they are all sons and daughters of the world's biggest crocodile, a
six-metre giant who is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Meanwhile, two baby orangutans, an endangered species, were introduced
to the public yesterday at Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens.
They were born there last month.
The zoo has been assigned for the breeding and conservation of