Yup, I typed it right. Singapore does have some pretty fascinating wildlife. And no, these animals aren’t brought in from foreign lands, nor do I mean the animals in the zoo.
Normally, Singaporeans go to Malaysia to see fireflies. But we actually have a firefly population in Singapore. They can be seen by the public too, no enclosures, glass cases or cages. We’ve got a few species here, the pteroptyx valida is one of them and we’ve got a few terrestrial species as well.
We’ve got nudibranchs here too. If you haven’t heard the word before, go google it. These amazingly colourful, fascinating creatures live around the offshore islands of Singapore. They’re little slug-like marine creatures who thrive near coral reefs.
Perhaps many of you were waiting for the locations of where to find these creatures. Believe me, I do know where to find them, but the problem is…
that they’re really fragile members of the ecosystem. Any small change in the environment, and you see dramatic decreases in the population.
SO the moral of the story is that, as much as Singapore faces land constraints, is full of malls and movie theaters, we do have delicate creatures that are affected by our actions. And they are worth protecting.
The google-savvy lot of you will probably find out the exact locations of these animals habitats anyway. But for those of you waiting for an answer, just clean up the Eastern shores at 12mn on a day with no full moon and you’ll get an idea of where to go.