Saturday, July 25, 2009

Pangolin spotted on Hillcrest Road

Pangolin spotted on Hillcrest Road
A STOMPer came across this pangolin taking a nap when he was cycling along Hillcrest Road.

Peter told STOMP via email today (Jul 25):

"Just wanted to send a picture of a pangolin at the end of Hillcrest Road as I was cycling.

"It was all curled up sleeping."

Hillcrest Road is relatively close to the forests of the Central Catchment Area, so I'm not surprised to see a pangolin sighting in the area. Still, it is a nice sighting of the Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica), although I am a little puzzled as to why it was sleeping out in the open in broad daylight.