Plantain Squirrel (Callosciurus notatus)
National University of Singapore Faculty of Science, 18th March 2014

This carcass of a Plantain Squirrel was found by Amanda Kirsten Lek.

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Thailand: Flying Squirrels Rescued after their Home was set on Fire
23rd June 2016;

Yesterday evening some concern locals brought in a pair of Grey-cheeked Flying Squirrels (Hylopetes lepidus) into the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre for emergency treatment. They had been found on the floor under a burning tree after it had been set on fire by a farmer who was clearing an area of land to create more space to grow his produce. Human-wildlife conflict doesn’t only occur with megafauna such as Elephants, it affects many of the Earth’s species. Having been almost burned alive in their home these shy tree-dwelling nocturnal rodents fell to the ground, they sustained many burns over their small bodies. Much of the fur has been damaged by the fire, their little hands and feet are badly burned, and their eyelashes have been totally singed off. The WFFT Vet Team have cleaned and treated the burns, they are now being cared for in the WFFT Wildlife Hospital. Unfortunately for these little ones it means they have been displaced, and are now homeless, if they manage to survive this ordeal we will need to find a suitable environment, far away from humans to release them bacl to the wild. We will do everything we can to help these little souls recover. If they pull through they will be taken to a safe protected forest area.

Source: Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand

(This is Part 2 of a 2-part photo set)

Thailand: Flying Squirrels Rescued after their Home was set on Fire
23rd June 2016;

Yesterday evening some concern locals brought in a pair of Grey-cheeked Flying Squirrels (Hylopetes lepidus) into the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre for emergency treatment. They had been found on the floor under a burning tree after it had been set on fire by a farmer who was clearing an area of land to create more space to grow his produce. Human-wildlife conflict doesn’t only occur with megafauna such as Elephants, it affects many of the Earth’s species. Having been almost burned alive in their home these shy tree-dwelling nocturnal rodents fell to the ground, they sustained many burns over their small bodies. Much of the fur has been damaged by the fire, their little hands and feet are badly burned, and their eyelashes have been totally singed off. The WFFT Vet Team have cleaned and treated the burns, they are now being cared for in the WFFT Wildlife Hospital. Unfortunately for these little ones it means they have been displaced, and are now homeless, if they manage to survive this ordeal we will need to find a suitable environment, far away from humans to release them bacl to the wild. We will do everything we can to help these little souls recover. If they pull through they will be taken to a safe protected forest area.

Source: Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand

(This is Part 1 of a 2-part photo set)

Zhong Tenghui encountered a Plantain Squirrel (Callosciurus notatus) at ADM, NTU.

They are usually not spotted until they start to scamper energetically across the ground or trees since they are very quiet.

They easily identifiable by the cream & black stripes across their sides & chestnut-brown underbelly, and are fairly common in campuses too.

Unfortunately, this one died due to unknown reasons.

Source: Campus Creatures Facebook

An assortment of specimens of Singapore’s native mammals: Dugong (Dugong dugon), Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica), Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) & Plantain Squirrel (Callosciurus notatus) @ VivoCity

Learn more about these and other wildlife and wild places of Singapore at the Festival of Biodiversity 2014, happening at VivoCity this weekend!

Slender Squirrel (Sundasciurus tenuis)
Mandai, 7th October 2012

This photo of a Slender Squirrel roadkill was shared by A. Ghani Saine on Facebook.

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