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KAM SHAN

Kam Shan Country Park is one of the earliest country parks of Hong Kong. Designated on year 1977, it is the nearest to Kowloon urban districts.

Kam Shan Country Park
Kam Shan Country Park has a famous wild fauna, i.e. Longtailed Macaque. Macaques roaming wild in the region today are not wild, but descendants of pet monkeys released in the 1920's.
Kam Shan Country Park
Kam Shan Country Park forms the catchment area for four reservoirs.
Kam Shan Country Park
Kam Shan Country Park
Kam Shan Country Park
Macaques are aggressive animals and may attack humans, particularly during the mating season or when they feel their youngs are threatened. Visitors should approach them with caution and never feed these animals.
Kam Shan Country Park
Many people complain about the aggressiveness of the monkeys, while some conservationists urge the government to deal with the problem in a way that will not harm the monkeys.
Kam Shan Country Park
Kam Shan Country Park

The total number of monkeys is estimated to be around 1550 in 2005.

Kam Shan Country Park
Feeding of wild animals is prohibited. The prohibition is intended to make the wild monkeys revert to search for natural food in their natural habitat and to slow down the population growth of wild monkeys.
Kam Shan Country Park
The macaque population expanded dramatically during the 1980s. The main mortality factor is road accidents.
Kam Shan Country Park
Kam Shan Country Park
Kam Shan Country Park
The geological age of Kam Shan Country Park dates back to the Upper Jurassic Period.
Kam Shan Country Park
A fishing licence has to be obtained from the Water Supplies Department for fishing in Hong Kong reservoirs.
Kam Shan Country Park
Kam Shan Country Park
Kam Shan Country Park
Some monkeys can become dangerous if they smell food inside the travelers' backpacks.
Kam Shan Country Park
It is possible to see many troops of monkeys around the picnic sites and in the woodland areas.
Kam Shan Country Park
Kam Shan Country Park


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