by Norman Lim
Look at it's large eye-shine.
was caught gliding.
by Ria Tan
Facts: Colugos are also called flying lemur. However, there
are not closely related to the true lemur, which are found in
Madagascar. Flying lemurs are classified in the order Dermoptera,
from the Greek words derma, meaning "skin",
and the ptera, meaning "wing", thus "skin-wing".
These creatures have membranes that connect their legs and tail,
enable them to glide from one tree to the other. There are 2
species of colugo in the world; the Malayan Flying Lemur and
the Philippine Flying Lemur. It is reported that there are approximately
1500 Malayan Flying Lemurs in Singapore.
Mainly leaves, young shoots, flower buds and sap.
Arboreal, largely nocturnal. It is usually seen perching against
a tree trunk with its head pointing upwards. When disturbed,
the Colugo has two defensive reactions: It wil either freeze
and hope not to get noticed or scramble up the trunk higher
into the tree.
It can glide from
tree to tree in a steady controlled manner, landing with the
head up neatly and precisely.
Forests. Adapts quite well to disturbed forset edges and coastal
plantations. . This species has a wide distribution in Southeast
COLUGO: The Flying Lemur of South-east Asia - Norman
by K. W. Chan