Smooth-coated Otter (Lutrogale perspicillata)
Kranji, 28th January 2015
This carcass of a Smooth-coated Otter was found by Bari Mohamed, and subsequently sent to the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. It’s not known what could have caused its death, but given that an Otter had allegedly been seen limping across the road in front of several vehicles a day before this carcass was found, and that the carcass was found along a road, it’s possible that it had been hit by a vehicle and died from internal injuries.
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