Very sad discovery. Heard a dreadful screaming last night. Feared the cats had caught a baby squirrel. I went out to look but couldn’t find the creature. Then just now I discovered this baby civet. We had cleared a bit of the garden before new year. Perhaps this little guy couldn’t manage to jump like before. So very upsetting!

Source: Tanglin Halt Wildlife Watch Facebook

On the first day of 2014, we received news about an unfortunate Common Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) kitten that had probably fallen off from a roof from the Taglin Halt area. The kitten had no erupted teeth, which indicates that it is still suckling from its mother.

This civet carcass would be added as a specimen to a zoological collection that would be used for scientific research and education.

We thank Lucy Davis, who is part of the Tanglin Halt Wildlife Watch for the call.

Source: Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR) Facebook