The Sunda or Malayan Colugo is the most widespread of the genus Galeopterus; it occurs in parts of southern Myanmar and southern Thailand, localised areas of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, and has an extensive range in Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Sumatra where suitable forest still exists.
Is flying lemur native to Singapore?
The flying lemur does not fly, and it is not a lemur either. This elusive forest animal, also known as the sunda colugo, is native to Singapore.
Can colugos swim?
A The fossil impression of a colugo discovered in 1995 showed that it had membranous wings that stretched from its wrists all the way to its ankles, so it is no wonder it was once thought to have been a swimmer, but in early 1997, scientists and paleontologists had found out that colugos were likely not capable of …
Are there lemurs in Singapore?
Although they can be found in some forests in Southeast Asia, the smaller forest area in Singapore and terrain of Bukit Timah Hill allows them to be spotted much more easily. While the oriental pied hornbills are iconic to Pulau Ubin, the flying lemurs can be considered as iconic to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
What does colugo mean in English?
Definitions of colugo. arboreal nocturnal mammal of southeast Asia and the Philippines resembling a lemur and having a fold of skin on each side from neck to tail that is used for long gliding leaps. synonyms: flying cat, flying lemur.
Are colugos endangered?
Although Philippine Colugos are not endangered, they are threatened by deforestation and loss of habitat.