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  • #261643
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    Encountered this creature in Singapore Zoo’s compound last weekend. Not sure if it is part of the zoo’s display as it is not kept within any enclosure. It camouflages very well under the shade and many walked pass without noticing it.

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    Wingsf

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    Hi Wingsf,

    It’s flying lemur or colugo. It occurs mainly in the Central Nature Reserves, Bukit Batok and Bukit Timah Nature Parks. I don’t think it’s a zoo escapee rather than it spreads to Mandai area.

    Quite nice taking. :nodding:

    Cheers,
    Kt

    #278937

    Hi there
    This is the second post in the last few weeks where you have posted an iconic local species and don’t have a clue on the identification. Please don’t take offence but if you are even a half-way serious nature photographer you should become more aquainted with the local species. Some of the pocket books are quite cheap and relatively comprehensive. Learning about the species is half the fun of enjoying this great hobby

    Cheers
    Graeme

    #278938
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    Here’s a good site to help with the ID.

    http://www.ecologyasia.com/verts/mammals/colugo.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

    Yeah, Graeme’s right, ID-ing is a great part of the fun. Hop over to Nature’s Niche now shifted to near Mandai zoo at Orchidville (Used to be the SBG shop), and pick up some book, they have a very good selection. :kudos thumbsup:

    Here’s their site
    http://www.naturesniche.com/en/naturesbooks/

    Cheers.

    #278940
    Profile photo of sleepycatsleepycat
    Member

    wikipedia has a good link for singapore mammals…make me sad when I see "extinct" tagged on to some of them. :(

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Singapore_mammals

    Good luck!!

    #279081
    Profile photo of wingsfwingsf
    Member

    Hi Wingsf,

    It’s flying lemur or colugo. It occurs mainly in the Central Nature Reserves, Bukit Batok and Bukit Timah Nature Parks. I don’t think it’s a zoo escapee rather than it spreads to Mandai area.

    Quite nice taking. :nodding:

    Cheers,
    Kt

    Hi Kt,

    Wow, flying lemur. Thanks for the ID.

    Hi there
    This is the second post in the last few weeks where you have posted an iconic local species and don’t have a clue on the identification. Please don’t take offence but if you are even a half-way serious nature photographer you should become more aquainted with the local species. Some of the pocket books are quite cheap and relatively comprehensive. Learning about the species is half the fun of enjoying this great hobby

    Cheers
    Graeme

    Hi Graeme,

    Thanks for the tip, will look for the book for my new found hobby. Cheers

    Here’s a good site to help with the ID.

    http://www.ecologyasia.com/verts/mammals/colugo.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

    Yeah, Graeme’s right, ID-ing is a great part of the fun. Hop over to Nature’s Niche now shifted to near Mandai zoo at Orchidville (Used to be the SBG shop), and pick up some book, they have a very good selection. :kudos thumbsup:

    Here’s their site
    http://www.naturesniche.com/en/naturesbooks/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

    Cheers.

    Hi ptlee,

    Thanks again for the great link. Cheers

    wikipedia has a good link for singapore mammals…make me sad when I see "extinct" tagged on to some of them. :(

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Singapore_mammals" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

    Good luck!!

    Hi sleepycat,

    That’s a very comprehensive link. Thanks.

    Regards,
    wingsf

    #279104
    Profile photo of Fong, Chee WaiFong, Chee Wai
    Moderator

    I’ve seen quite a few wild Colugos in the Zoo over the past few years. They are aware of it and had even done a study to track their distribution. There were a few instances whereby injured Colugo were sent to the Zoo but none of them survived well in captivity. That’s why you will never see this animal in an exhibit.

    There are many wild animals in Singapore once we open our eyes to it. We should strive to educate our fellow residents on the need to appreciate & preserve our natural heritage :woohoo:

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