Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Raffles Museum Treasures: Binturong

Binturong (Arctictis binturong)
Native to Singapore: Locally Extinct

While the binturong is thought to be locally extinct here in Singapore, an individual was captured in Bukit Panjang in May 2004. There has been no information on whether this particular binturong was a former captive, or if it might indicate that binturong still linger on in our forest reserves.

Synopsis of Philippine Mammals
IUCN Red List
Animal Diversity Web

(Photo by Chi Liu)