小灣鱷貝貝的資料

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    Pui Pui at Hong Kong Wetland Park

    Pui Pui (貝貝) is a female crocodile captured in Shan Pui River (山貝河) in Hong Kong on 10th June 2004 by the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department officers of Hong Kong. She was first transferred to Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden before being moved permanently to the Hong Kong Wetland Park on 15th August 2006.

    Fame and Capture

    The salt water croc has become a local celebrity since being spotted at Shan Pui River, Yuen Long on November 2, 2003 [1]. Following months of unsuccessful attempts by Australian [2] (John Lever) and mainland Chinese experts to capture it, the reptile was trapped by Hong Kong's Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department staff on June 10, 2004. [3]

    The croc saga aroused wide public interest in wetland and wildlife conservation in Hong Kong.

    Name

    After a territory-wide naming contest with 1,600 entries, the celebrity croc was named "Pui Pui" - "the precious one", which is also a reference to Shan Pui River where she was found.

    In captivity

    She then spent two years at Kadoorie Farm while her permanent home at the Hong Kong Wetland Park was being constructed. She moved to her home on 15th August 2006. After two weeks' observation in the indoor portion of her home she was finally moved to the external pool where she could be visited by the public.

    Speaking after the arrival of the croc in the Wetland Park, the Hong Kong Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department Assistant Director Mr Lay Chik-chuen said there was no need for people to rush to the Park to see her, as she was here to stay.

    "As a celebrity croc, we believe Pui Pui's exhibition in the Wetland Park will promote public awareness of wetland conservation," he said.

    Hong Kong Wetland Park also sells stuffed crocodiles called "Pui Pui" as part of their merchandizes.

    Pui Pui's Home

    Pui Pui moved to the Hong Kong Wetland Park on 15th August 2006 where she was initially kept indoors for observation. On 29th August 2006 she was moved into her landscaped enclosure and can be easily viewed by the public.

    Pui Pui’s Home was designed to provide the reptile with a healthy and comfortable living environment.

    The outdoor enclosure is about 8 metres by 9 metres, of which 70% is pool area. With a maximum depth of one metre, the pool is landscaped with plants to provide sheltered areas, hiding places and basking areas for the reptile. Outdoor facilities include infra-red heaters, a heat pad and a weighing scale. Water in the pool is continuously circulated through a filtration system.

    Age and size

    Pui Pui was estimated to be about 4 years-old when she was captured in 2004, therefore suggesting that she was born in 2000.

    Measuring 1.75 metres and weighing 19.5kg when she moved to her permanent home in August 2006, Pui Pui will grow to three metres when fully matured. The 72-square-metre outdoor enclosure in the Hong Kong Wetland Park is designed to accommodate her as she grows larger.

    Trivia

    In October 2004 a bilingual children's book "The Crocodile who wanted to be famous" which is based on the life of Pui Pui was published by Sixth Finger Press and attracted widespread interest in both the Chinese and English media.

  • 1 decade ago

    漁農自然護理署(漁護署)表示,要觀賞可愛的小灣鱷「貝貝」在香港濕地公園新居內葉下漫步、水中暢泳或靜享陽光的閒情逸致,市民仍須多等一會。

      港人鍾愛的「貝貝」今早喬遷,過程順利,告別兩載暫居大埔嘉道理農場暨植物園的日子,搬進水清林秀的天水圍永久家園。

      為「貝貝」的福利想,漁護署人員會把牠安置於新居內室觀察,直至適應後才放往戶外水池。其間,市民只能透過閉路電視觀看牠在內室的活動情況。

      漁護署助理署長黎接傳在小灣鱷到達濕地公園後表示,「貝貝」今日起定居濕地公園,市民探訪「貝貝」不必急在一時。

      他說:「小灣鱷『貝貝』名聞香港,我們相信,牠在濕地公園展出,有助提升市民保育濕地的意識。」

      「市民有空可輕輕鬆鬆前來探望『貝貝』,但不用擔心錯失機會而蜂湧趕來,因為人多擠擁反會減少樂趣。」

      「貝貝之家」的設計揉合專家意見,為小灣鱷提供健康及舒適的居住環境。

      「貝貝」戶外活動範圍約8米乘9米,其中七成面積為水池,水深最多1米,池旁的植物園景為小灣鱷提供蔭蔽、躲藏和享受日光的地方。戶外設施包括紅外線暖爐、電熱板和電子磅,而池水不斷經濾水系統循環使用。

      「貝貝」在觀察期棲息的內室約14平方米,設有大窗戶、風扇及抽氣扇保持空氣流通。室內亦有暖風系統,可讓小灣鱷度過寒冬。

      在今日的搬遷過程中,漁護署及嘉道理農場獸醫師把「貝貝」妥為包裹後放於木箱內,以免牠受到不必要的驚嚇。

      小灣鱷自二○○三年十一月二日在元朗山貝河出沒被人發現,聲名大噪,澳洲和內地的專家其後多個月嘗試捕捉均徒勞無功,直至二○○四年六月十日才墮進漁護署員工設置的陷阱被擒。

      牠的故事引起市民對保育濕地及野生動物的關注。經過一個全城的命名活動,當局從一千六百個建議中選定「貝貝」一名,包含牠是「公眾眼中的寶貝」及來自山貝河的意思。

      

      六歲大的小灣鱷重19.5公斤,身長1.75米,成長後可達3米,濕地公園內的居所可配合牠成長的需要。

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