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Mammals of Singapore

In Singapore, there are over 60 different kinds of mammals, most of which are fairly small. There are numerous types of bats and squirrels. The Long-tailed Macaque and the Plantain Squirrel are the two animals that are most frequently seen in Singapore, and the wild pig is the largest terrestrial mammal. On offshore islands like Pulau Ubin and Pulau Tekong, wild pigs are a common sight. The largest mammals in Singapore, aside from wild pigs, are found in the sea rather than on land. Along the shores, you can find populations of dugongs, finless porpoises, and dolphins such the bottle-nosed, Indo-Pacific humpbacked, and Irrawaddy dolphins.

Types of Mammals

Commonly Sighted Mammals

In the region's woodlands, Singapore is home to a wide variety of tiny mammals that are vital seed dispersers. With many species feeding on insects and other invertebrates while also being preyed upon by larger predators, they are also an important link in the food chain. The rodents, which include squirrels, murids (rats, mice, etc.), and porcupines, are by far the largest groups.

Here are some mammal species that are in Singapore:

1. Sunda Pangolin


  • The Sunda Pangolin, also called the Scaly Anteater, feeds on termites and ants by snatching them up with its long, sticky tongue.

  • The Pangolin's body is covered in rows of scales comprised of keratin, the same substance that makes up our hair and nails.

  • It can be found in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.

2. Lesser Mousedeer


  • It consumes fruit, fungi, shoots, leaves, and shoots.

  • Malay folklore has included the mousedeer in stories.

  • It is frequently portrayed as a cunning animal that can outwit more hazardous animals.

  • Both Central Catchment Nature Reserve and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve contain it.


3. Leopard Cat



4. Greater Slow Loris

  • The Sunda Slow Loris is another name for the Greater Slow Loris.

  • It has a dark ring around each of its eyes.

  • Keep a safe distance from it because of its poisonous bite.

  • It consumes fruits and small animals for food.

5. Banded Leaf Monkey


  • There are just 30 known Banded Leaf Monkeys residing at Central Catchment Nature Reserve, and they are highly endangered in Singapore.

  • It eats fresh plants and fruits.

1. Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

2. Eurasian Wild Pig (Sus scrofa)

3. Common/Sumatran Palm Civet (Paradoxurus musangus)

4. Lesser Dog-faced Fruit Bat (Cynopterus brachyotis)

5. Insectivores bats

6. House Shrew (Suncus murinus)

7. Plantain Squirrel (Callosciurus notatus)

8. Smooth-coated Otter (Lutrogale perspicillata)

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