We thank NUS undergrad Teo Rui Xiang, who informed us of an Asian House Shrew (Suncus murinus) carcass, and saved it for the museum’s Zoological Reference Collection.

The Asian House Shrew lives in and around around human habitation, but can also be found in forests. They are omnivorous and apparently have a fondness for cockroaches.

However, little is known about the diet of the Asian House Shrew in Singapore. This carcass will be dissected and preserved for scientific research and education, and its stomach contents would give us a clue about its last meal.

If you see a dead wild animal, contact the museum at 6516 5082 (during office hours) or email mammal@sivasothi.com. A photo or description of the animal, its general condition and detailed location would be most useful.

Source: Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) Facebook

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