Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Vertebrates: Mammals
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
  Other animals

The rarely seen mammals include:

  • Squirrels (Plantain squirrel, Calosciurus notatus, Family Sciuridae)
  • Rats (House rat, Rattus rattus; Wood rat, Rattus tiomanicus; Family Muridae)
  • Wild pigs (Sus scrofa, Family Suidae)
  • Dogs (Canis familiaris, Family Canidae)
  • Monkeys (Long-tailed macaque, Macaca fascicularis, Family Cercopithecidae)
  • Bats and otters
long-tailed macaque
Long-tailed macaque
This female monkey was seen
in Sungei Buloh in 1988 and
was missing its left hand, and
had a cheek cut open, revealing
its canine teeth

Dogs are common in some areas, but you are more likely to see another human (Homo sapiens, Family Homidae) searching for food or building materials. Recently, they have been visiting this habitat for research, education and recreation and are increasingly aware of the need to protect this ecosystem from excessive exploitation and destruction by other members of the species. And have apparently written a book or two in aid of this.

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What is mangrove?

The Ecosystem


Indirect uses
Potential uses

About Mangroves
in Singapore

Mangroves to visit
From "A Guide to Mangroves of Singapore", Peter K. L. Ng and N. Sivasothi (editors)
Volume 1: The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity and Volume 2: Animal Diversity
Authors: Kelvin K. P. Lim, Dennis H. Murphy, T. Morgany, N. Sivasothi, Peter K. L. Ng,
B. C. Soong, Hugh T. W. Tan, K. S. Tan & T. K. Tan
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre, sponsored by British Petroleum
2001 Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, The National University of Singapore & The Singapore Science Centre