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  • Mudskippers: Like A Fish Out Of Water

    Mudskippers: Like A Fish Out Of Water

    Mudskippers are so named because they appear to ‘skip’ on the mud. A mudskipper does this by curling its muscular body sideways, and then pushing against the mud to spring forward.

  • Saving A Prehistoric Fern From Extinction

    Saving A Prehistoric Fern From Extinction

    Imagine that a prehistoric creature exists here in Singapore, right under your very nose. Now, imagine that this same creature has been dying out slowly. Would you do everything in your power to save it from extinction?

  • On The Trail of The Red Junglefowl

    On The Trail of The Red Junglefowl

    You would be forgiven for thinking that the Red Junglefowl is simply a chicken that happens to be living in the wild. After all, it looks very much like a regular domestic chicken! But the Red Junglefowl is actually the ancestor of all domestic chickens. This venerable chook is, however, endangered in Singapore.

  • Hide-and-Seek With Feathered Friends

    Hide-and-Seek With Feathered Friends

    Visitors to the Singapore Botanic Gardens have recently been puzzled to see groups of photographers, sometimes more than 20 together, apparently taking photos of nothing at all. They cluster behind their tripods, with an air of suppressed excitement. Their gigantic lenses are pointed into the dark areas under the shrubs of the Ginger Garden. And then, suddenly, the air is filled with the popping of flashguns.