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Flying Lemurs of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Updated: Dec 1, 2020

Flying lemurs are such wonderful creatures that I decided to share about them in this post. I am glad they choose Bukit Timah Nature Reserve to be their habitat. 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. For travellers who like to see wild animals, don't miss them when in Singapore.

Oriental Pied Hornbill on Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin: Island Paradise of Singapore

About Flying Lemur

First of all, these mammals are erroneously called "flying lemur". They neither fly nor are they lemurs (a kind of primate endemic to the island of Madagascar). They glide through the air, with the aid of the large skin membranes between their limbs, when leaping from trees to trees. They are actually named as "colugos", but the term "flying lemurs" has been so commonly used that the two terms became synonymous.

Two species of colugo