In the news. There is 1 species in Singapore, namely the Malayan Colugo.

Dark bar represents nighttime hours. Habitat. colugo and an ‘ang moh’ one at that” wrote Li Er, referring to the rufous-coloured animal, a male, shown in the video below. Hindhede Nature … Image Credit. Each row represents 24 h. The height of the bar represents each specific behavior. They also occur throughout Borneo. [8] In captivity, they live up to 15 years, but their lifespan in the wild is unknown.
Lee Li Er‘s two videos on the Malayan Colugo (Cynocephalus variegatus), also known as Flying Lemur, were documented at the Hindhede Nature Park, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.This was “the first time my husband and I encountered such an active (acrobatic!)

This has recently been proven somewhat too low as an Honours project conducted by Lim in 2003 gave a preliminary census that an estimate of as many as 1500 might inhabit 2000 ha of forested area in Singapore. Common name: Sunda flying lemur, Malayan flying lemur, Sunda Colugo or Malayan colugo. The Malayan Colugo is one of the elusive forest creatures which can be found in our Central Catchment Nature Reserve. This Malayan colugo (Galeopterus variegatus) carrying a baby was observed on November 25th 2016 in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore.The observation has been registered to iNaturalist database.No Malayan colugos have been successfully bred in captivity. In Singapore, the Malayan Colugo lives in the forests in and around Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Bukit Batok Nature Park, and Bukit Brown Cemetery. They can be found in both primary and secondary … Compared to other forest mammals, they're not very rare, and seem to occur in high densities in some areas of suitable habitat. Hence they might be a different species.

There are currently about 65 species of mammals in Singapore. The Sunda flying lemur. Since the founding of modern Singapore in 1819, over 90 species have been recorded, including large species such as tigers, leopards and sambar deer. Colugos range from Burma, Indochina and Southern Thailand to Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java. video grab. There is 1 species in Singapore, namely the Malayan Colugo. Oldest … Although uncommonly seen, it is doing quite well in the Central Catchment. A second Colugo species inhabits the southern Philippines.

Mother and child at Central Catchment ©Lau JS . Wild colugos within Singapore Zoo compound ©Tan KH. Distribution: The Sunda flying lemur is found throughout South-East Asia in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. - Singapore- Malaysia- Western Indonesia- Southern Myanmar- Southern Thailand- Indochina* *Populations are poorly documented and are significantly smaller (about 20%) than the Sunda Colugo. This order contains only 1 family (Cynocephalidae) with 2 species - Philippines Colugo (Cynocephalus volans) and Malayan Colugo (Galeopterus variegatus). With baby at Seletar ©Eddy Lee. Brown variant. The young do not reach maturity until they are two to three years old.

His Honours Colugo project and recently published book open a window into the Colugo… However, within Singapore, The Colugo is classified as "vulnerable to extinction" in the Singapore Red Data Book, 1994. Colugos are also called Flying Lemurs because it is able to glide from tree to tree. Seen at Pulau Pinang, Penang, Peninsular Malaysia with Species: Colugo. The Sunda Colugo belongs to the tropical rainforests where there is heavy rainfall year round. Scientific name: Galeopterus variegatus. In the long periods with no vertical excursion the animal is resting, the 1st level of excursion is “other” unidentified behaviors, the 2nd level is foraging, the 3rd level is climbs, and the highest level is glides. Colugo (Malayan Flying Lemur) I got to know Norman Lim when I volunteered for his Pangolin survey.


Some of my favourite places to spot Colugos are Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Hindhede … Chestnut Trail ©Eddy Lee. Activity pattern of a female Malayan colugo over 6 days. He also has a sharp eye and is always spotting well camouflaged animals others would miss. It is, however, not a lemur at all. It is also known as Sunda Colugo or Malayan Flying Lemur. It is … The mother colugo curls her tail and folds her patagium into a warm, secure, quasipouch to protect and transport her young. Although uncommonly seen, it is doing quite well in the Central Catchment. Malayan colugo. He is a nice guy, scholarly and has tremendous passion for animals especially those poorly studied nocturnal creatures. This was based on a population estimate of 200. Fig 1 : Adult with orange fur carrying juvenile with grey fur.