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Wild Life in Singapore

Wild life in Singapore is diverse. Its habitat is the waters surrounding the Singapore Strait, the Red Sea, and South China, and it is also found in northern Australia and India. Because of its nearshore distribution, the bottlenose dolphin is vulnerable to threats such as direct exploitation, environmental degradation, and bycatch. This article will highlight some of the most popular animals and plants you’ll find in the city. Read on to learn more about these animals and plants. Also Singapore has wildlife rich zoo’s. You can the detailed list of Singapore zoos from here.

Porcupines

In the past 50 years, the Malayan Porcupine has been absent from the mainland. Recently, however, research has found that its population has been returning to Pulau Tekong, a former military training island. Last December, postgraduate student Norman Lim spotted a porcupine he had never seen before. To verify his sighting, he used a camera to capture the animal’s image.

Raffles’ banded langur

The Raffles’ banded langur is critically endangered. Only 67 individuals are believed to live in Singapore. Thankfully, the city has been taking steps to conserve the species, and several photos have been posted on social media. One of these photos shows a young Raffles’ banded langur. Wildlife Reserves Singapore manages the Raffles’ banded langur working group, which is responsible for protecting this species.

Sunda Pangolin

If you’re wondering where to find a pangolin, you’re not alone. There’s a rare sighting of one in Singapore’s University Town, where students from the National University of Singapore discovered it. A student, Ong Kah Jing, managed to take a short video of the pangolin before the animal was released into the forest. ACRES, or Animal Concerns Research and Education Society, responded and helped the students remove the pangolin.

Malayan Colugo

The Malayan Colugo is a beautiful creature with mottled fur. Their brown color is often tinged with green. Their fur helps them blend in with the surrounding forest. They are often spotted near golf courses and other residential areas. They are also found in nature reserves and parks. In Singapore, you can see this fascinating creature for yourself by visiting the iNaturalist database.

Banded leaf monkey

Raffles’ Banded Langurs are critically endangered arboreal monkeys in Singapore. The species is very rare and only found in Singapore and southern Peninsula Malaysia. In Singapore, they have their own family unit and do not mix with other langurs. They live in forest habitats primarily in the Bukit Timah Expressway and Upper Thomson Road. This rare animal was found near the Bukit Timah Expressway when a driver was trying to escape from an accident.

Plantain squirrel

The Plantain Squirrel is a member of the taxonomic group Callosciurus, which means “beautiful squirrel”. This nocturnal rodent makes different warning calls, including one to scare away snakes and predators from the ground and air. Its long tail and black and white stripes on its sides distinguish it from its black and grey-colored cousins. Its bright orange belly makes it very easy to spot in Singapore.

spotted wood owl

Spotted Wood Owl at Pasir Ris Park. Photo credit: Adrian Silas Tay

The spotted wood owl is a critically endangered species of owl found in Singapore. It lives in forest areas, and sometimes near water. It is usually solitary but may also live in pairs. The spotted owl was first sighted in Singapore in 1985, and has since been recorded breeding in the Central Catchment forest. This owl feeds on small vertebrates, and roosts in tall trees.


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