Fig. 1. View of the Slow Loris carcass lying on its left side at the edge of the road.
Fig. 2. View of the section of Mandai Road where the Slow Loris carcass was found (at lower right corner of picture).
Photograph by Chan Sow Yan
Sunda Slow Loris (Nycticebus coucang) carcass along Mandai Road
Location, date and time: Singapore Island, Mandai Road near Orchidville plant nursery, on Ulu Sembawang side just before entrance of Lorong Lada Hitam; 6 July 2005; 0922 hrs.
Observation: The carcass of a loris, about 25 cm in head and body length, was found with no external injury at the side of the road.
Remarks: This example could have been hit by a motor vehicle and was assumed to have died the previous evening. It was collected and deposited in the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at the National University of Singapore. This record is mentioned in Fam et al. (2014: 72) who also question the status of Slow Lorises on Singapore Island. As lorises were frequently traded through Singapore, the population there may consist partly of non-indigenous animals that had been abandoned.
Fam S. D., B. P. Y.-H. Lee & M. Shekelle, 2014. The conservation status of slow lorises Nycticebus spp. in Singapore. Endangered Species Research. 25: 69-77.
Miko, sub alpha male from Mandai B13 troop died this morning after being knocked down by a car. Heartbreaking to see a Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis) you are very familiar with gone just like that. Could only dispose of his body which was lying in the middle lane. Thankful that vehicles slowed down instead of running over him again. I find myself constantly driving at the edge of my seat whenever i’m on Mandai Road. There are so much disturbances going on in Mandai with construction etc. I worry for all the native wildlife living there. They have been tolerating so much but it is taking its toll. RIP big boy.
Face-banded Crab (Perisesarma sp.) Mandai Mangrove, 4th October 2012
The Face-banded Crabs of Mandai Mangrove (and other mangrove habitats of Singapore) are among several mangrove inhabitants discussed at the upcoming 2013 Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat Workshop.
The presentations at this workshop will showcase the interdisciplinary importance of Mandai, and include botany, ecology, seagrass, crabs, bivalves, insects, birds, geography, geomorphology, sea level rise, biochemistry and management. More information about the programme is available here.
There are two species of Face-banded Crab in Singapore mangroves: Perisesarma indiarum and Perisesarma eumolpe.