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Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens : Witnessing the Rare Flora and Fauna

August 26, 2014

After visiting the monastery and devoting time to god in a serene environment, I planned to take a trip to the Hong Kong zoological and botanical gardens. It is one of the oldest zoological and botanical garden in the whole of world and occupies a large area of 5.6 hectares. I entered the gardens through the southern entrance and a memorial arch was located with the inscriptions saying that it is dedicated to all the Chinese loyal to the Allied cause and who passed away during the World War I and World War II period. I noticed another granite statue of King George VI which I found out to be erected on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of British Colonial rule over Hong Kong. After going inside I witnessed sections of gardens which housed variety of plants which are rare species.

Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens | Image Resource : flickr.com

Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens Main Gate

Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens Main Gate | Image Resource : upload.wikimedia.org

Bronze statue of King George VI in the Gardens

Bronze statue of King George VI in the Gardens | Image Resource : upload.wikimedia.org

I first went to Bamboo garden which had about 20 species of Bamboo family and after it I went to Camellia garden and learnt that 3 varied species of plants native to the city itself were grown there. The next section was the Magnolia garden housing 5 varied species of Magnolia which were beautiful and the next one was the Palm garden which had over 30 species of plants of the Palm family. I was amazed to see different species of plants at one place with varied colors. This wasn’t the end as the next section was Bauhinia garden having 8 species of varied plants and had a beautiful orchid tree.

Golden Lion Tamarin at Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

Golden Lion Tamarin at Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens | Image Resource : zooinstitutes.com

Orangutan at Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

Orangutan at Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens | Image Resource : panoramio.com

Lemur at Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

Lemur at Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens | Image Resource : info.gov.hk

Azalea garden and herb garden were the last two stops having more variety of floras. I then moved to witness the variety in fauna and the place housed huge numbers of mammals and reptiles and some of them were the golden lion tamarin, orangutan, varied species of lemur whereas the reptiles included snakes, turtles and alligators which were amazing to watch. The birds section had many beautiful birds like flamingo, cranes and the peacock and it was a pleasure to the eyes to witness such rare animals.

Turtle at Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

Turtle at Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens | Image Resource : rachttlg.com

Flamingo at Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

Flamingo at Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens | Image Resource : lcsd.gov.hk

The trip to Hong Kong zoological and botanical gardens was over and I had to move forward in my journey. Then I planned to go to another different place which would engulf me.

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