Singapore's growing otter population

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Re: Richard Attenborough made a documentary on Singapore wildlife

Post by neverfail » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:27 pm

cassowary wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:01 pm


Rare pangolins visiting the University at night. Crocodiles. Toucans made a nest next to Condominiums. Monkeys living on trees next to public housing.

Cass: Toucans are native to South America - not south east Asia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toucan

If you have toucans in the wild up there then they must be an introduced, not native, species - a biological invader. Just like common mynahs and other feral, introduced pests in my country.

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Re: Richard Attenborough made a documentary on Singapore wildlife

Post by cassowary » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:49 pm

neverfail wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:27 pm
cassowary wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:01 pm


Rare pangolins visiting the University at night. Crocodiles. Toucans made a nest next to Condominiums. Monkeys living on trees next to public housing.

Cass: Toucans are native to South America - not south east Asia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toucan

If you have toucans in the wild up there then they must be an introduced, not native, species - a biological invader. Just like common mynahs and other feral, introduced pests in my country.
Oh. I learn something new from you again.

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Re: Richard Attenborough made a documentary on Singapore wildlife

Post by neverfail » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:24 pm

cassowary wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:49 pm
neverfail wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:27 pm
cassowary wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:01 pm


Rare pangolins visiting the University at night. Crocodiles. Toucans made a nest next to Condominiums. Monkeys living on trees next to public housing.

Cass: Toucans are native to South America - not south east Asia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toucan

If you have toucans in the wild up there then they must be an introduced, not native, species - a biological invader. Just like common mynahs and other feral, introduced pests in my country.
Oh. I learn something new from you again.
Thanks for acknowledgement cass.

I am surprised that an introduced species like that can thrive up there - considering that the south east Asian jungle/rainforest is full of potential predators - including macaque monkeys who could reasonably be expected to raid their nests to steal their eggs and chicks. They do not seem to be in plague proportions up there; so likely they prosper only in locations where man has altered the environment sufficiently to permit them to breed safely in relatively small numbers.

Far more vulnerable is the unique fauna of New Zealand and Australia. See Jim the Moron's Zealandia discussion thread.

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Re: Singapore's growing otter population

Post by Jim the Moron » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:24 pm

"New litter of pups in Bishan otter family brings total number of otters in Singapore to over 60"

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/n ... ngapore-to

You never can have enough otters . . .

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Re: Singapore's growing otter population

Post by neverfail » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:30 pm

Jim the Moron wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:24 pm
"New litter of pups in Bishan otter family brings total number of otters in Singapore to over 60"

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/n ... ngapore-to

You never can have enough otters . . .
OTTERwise? :lol:

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Re: Singapore's growing otter population

Post by Jim the Moron » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:37 am

"French girl bitten by otter"
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... 6#cxrecs_s

The well-known Francophobia among otters on display.

"But if you see an otter swimming towards you, go the other way." Words of wisdom . . .

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Re: Singapore's growing otter population

Post by neverfail » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:34 pm

Jim the Moron wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:37 am
"French girl bitten by otter"
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... 6#cxrecs_s

The well-known Francophobia among otters on display.
Nah! Probably just craved a bite of French cuisine. 8-)

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Re: Singapore's growing otter population

Post by Jim the Moron » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:43 pm

"Baby otters rescued"
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... 2#cxrecs_s

More in the continuing saga of Singaporean otters. If truth be known, these two were quite content in their holt, littered with fish bones and spraint. Let otters be otters.

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Re: Singapore's growing otter population

Post by Jim the Moron » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:48 am

Just as I suspected . . .

"Singapore's otters found to be hybrids"
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/s ... amily-tree

It all started years back, when a boy smooth-coated otter and a girl small-clawed otter exchanged miscegenous glances on a moonlit Singaporean night.

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Re: Singapore's growing otter population

Post by Jim the Moron » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:02 am

"No cause for concern over otter population in Singapore"

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/vi ... ts-9888640

Koi-gobbling otters get a reprieve.

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