Does Singapore have a native animal?

The Singapore whiskered bat, as its name implies, is native to only Singapore. It is a small bat that feeds on insects and can often be found in rolled up banana leaves.

How many animals are native to Singapore?

Singapore is home to around 80 mammalian species including 45 species of bats and three species of primates excluding humans. Singapore also hosts 395 species of birds, 110 reptilian species including 75 snake species, and 30 species of amphibians. Below is a list of some animals found in Singapore.

Are elephants native to Singapore?

There are currently about 65 species of mammals in Singapore. … Most of these have since become extirpated from Singapore largely due to rapid urban development, with occasional large mammals such as Asian elephants swimming across the Straits of Johor from Johor, Malaysia.

Why are there no tigers in Singapore?

They became a menace to the populace when large swathes of Singapore’s forests were cleared for roads and plantations. Subsequently, the intensive hunt for tigers, bolstered by the promise of financial rewards for their capture and killing, led to their diminished numbers and eventually wiping them out from the wild.

Are there any dangerous animals in Singapore?

Singapore is home to both the king cobra and the black spitting cobra, which makes for double trouble if you’re in forested areas. As befits its name, the king cobra can grow to a length of 6m, and kill with a single venomous bite.

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Is Dugong native to Singapore?

Dugongs have been sighted mainly in the Johor Straits off the northeastern coast of mainland Singapore. Sightings have also been recorded in the waters off the Changi coast, off Labrador Beach and around the northeastern islands of Pulau Ubin and Pulau Tekong.

Is tapir native to Singapore?

As tapirs are not found in Singapore, it is possible that it swam over from southern Johor, said Mr Marcus Chua, Museum Officer for Mammal Biodiversity at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. The last sighting of a tapir in Singapore was on Pulau Ubin in 1986.

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