Home News In the Hood Colugo hangs onto bus for a free ride from Bukit Timah to...

Colugo hangs onto bus for a free ride from Bukit Timah to Choa Chu Kang

In our concrete jungle, sometimes wildlife can lose their sense of place. The is advised to alert ACRES when encountering lost or distressed animals.

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

Singapore — A colugo or flying lemur was spotted hanging onto a bus door and got a ride around the area before being safely relocated.

“In our concrete jungle, sometimes wildlife can lose their sense of places,” shared one Edwin Teo Kim Leong on Singapore Wildlife Sightings Facebook page on Tuesday (Jul 20).

“This colugo attached itself for a free ride from Bukit Timah to ,” he added.

Mr Teo attached photos of the incident, which were initially posted by someone else.

- Advertisement -

Photo: FB screengrab/Singapore Wildlife Sightings

Photo: FB screengrab/Singapore Wildlife Sightings

“The animal was safely relocated by ACRES (Animal Concerns Research & Education Society) staff,” said Mr Teo.

Photo: FB screengrab/Singapore Wildlife Sightings

- Advertisement -

He advised the public to alert ACRES when encountering lost or distressed .

According to the National Parks Board (NParks), the colugo a gliding mammal located mainly in the Central Reserves and adjacent plantations and parklands, including Bukit Batok Nature Park.

They are solitary, nocturnal and arboreal (living in trees) creatures feed on leaves, leaf shoots and flower buds. /TISG

Read related: Dusky langur monkey not native to S’pore spotted at Upper Peirce Reservoir

Dusky langur monkey not native to S’pore spotted at Upper Peirce Reservoir

- Advertisement -

 Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

MAS’ Ravi Menon: Minimum wage can be considered to uplift those with lowest income

Singapore — The managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore floated the possibility of having a minimum wage to help those with the smallest incomes although he warned it would not do much to address income inequality. Speaking on the topic...

Covid-19: KTV cluster, Jurong Fishery Port outbreak and unvaccinated elderly are three missteps too many

Three missteps have brought Singapore to the current Phase Two Heightened Alert. As a result, Singaporeans are “biting the bullet” until three a half weeks later when it is unclear, at this stage, whether things will get much better. The most ridiculous...

Woman refuses to let delivery rider into lift, says “I don’t share lift”

Singapore — A delivery rider had a rude shock after he encountered a woman who refused to let him into a lift at an HDB block. He shared about the encounter in a Facebook group named "Complaint Singapore" along with a video...
Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

Theindependent