Found this little bat last night – undamaged and had;t been dead long. Is it rare? Does anyone from RMBR want it?
Here’s a head shot of the bat – does this help with ID?
Sad to say that I found another bat today, in the exact same spot. Both are now with RMBR.
Sad to say I’ve found another dead bat in my garden. This is the third one now. Beginning to wonder why this is…
An update on the dead bats!
Two were Lesser Asiatic Yellow House Bats (Scotophilus kuhlii) and one was a Javan Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus javanicus).
I’ve since been told that the Javan Pipistrelle found a few days ago here is only the second recorded in Singapore in 100 years! I find that amazing – let’s hope there are more out there.
Source: Tanglin Halt Wildlife Watch
We thank Alison Wilson for helping us salvage these three bats that were found dead in the Tanglin Halt area. They have now been preserved and have joined over 500,000 specimens of the Zoological Reference Collection for research and education.
These bats: Lesser Asiatic Yellow House Bat (Scotophilus kuhlii) (left and centre) and Javan Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus javanicus) (right) hunt insects, and help to maintain a healthy balance of insects in the environment.
If you see a dead wild animal, please send us a message on the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research Facebook page, call us at 6516 5082, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A photo or description of the animal, its general condition and detailed location would be most useful.
Source: Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR)