Hong Kong Wetland Park is a conservation area attracting visitors interested in discovering a greener side of the city-rich island. There are over 10,000 square metres of wetlands to explore and a 60 hectare reserve park with re-created habitats for wildlife including water fowl. Visitors to the park can spot birds, green turtles, fish, butterflies, mouse deer and a whole range of amphibians, reptiles and mammals. Animal watching is assisted with bird watch towers, hides and walkways across streams and mangroves. Interactive tools are on hand at the Discovery Centre which also includes themed exhibition galleries, a theatre and a swamp styled indoor play area.
Highlights & Features of Wetland Park
One of Wetland Park’s most famous inhabitants is Pui Pui the crocodile who resides in a specially landscaped enclosure featuring her own pool and basking areas. Pui Pui is a saltwater crocodile who was found in Hong Kong despite Hong Kong not being a natural habitat for these animals. She was brought to the Wetland Park in 2003 and quickly became a celebrity with the centre adapting to develop a habitat to mirror her own natural environment.
In addition to Pui Pui, the Wetland Park recently recorded 235 bird species, 150 butterfly species, 9 species of amphibians, 23 different types of reptiles and 11 kinds of mammals. There are also a wide range of fish and dragonflies making the park their home. Summer is a great time to see butterflies and dragonflies play, from October to April wintering birds arrive for a short stay before migrating again in spring. Guided tours are available including ‘Know More’ and ‘Wetlands Reserve’ both offering a guide to take you through the park sharing their wealth of knowledge en-route.