"Bukit Timah Nature Reserve" Kranji Things to Do Tip by bpacker

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  A flying lemur in Singapore!
by bpacker

The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is one of the first reserves to be established in Singapore and scientist have reckoned that it's about 180 years old. It's also the largest preserved rainforest in Singapore.

Right in the middle of Singapore, there is a green gem where indigenous species thrive in the wild. Hornbills have been spotted here, along with other unusual birds and animals. The flying lemur is a good example. This unusual animal is capable of gliding from tree to tree using the skin membrane that stretches from its neck to its forepaws to its hind feet to the tip of its wee tail.

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While the flying lemur thrives in the reserve and is supposedly protected by law, there are some law breakers who would stop at nothing to hurt these creatures. Just recently, a flying lemur and her baby died due to a poaching incident. Some idoit used a sling shot to aim at the poor animal and both parent and child died as a result. How cruel can that be? The poacher was never caught but the incident serves to remind us how fragile nature can be. It's really up to us to conserve our environment by educating the young on appreciating nature.

Click on the website below for more details if you're keen to visit the reserve.

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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