on 3rd July 2016
Crocodile Confrontation
Crocodile Confrontation

“In mid-April 2016, I was able to witness the tense confrontation between two Estuarine Crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) in the wild waters of Sungei Buloh. One of them appeared to be particularly territorial and would not tolerate the presence of the other, pursuing it with both ferocity and velocity (above and below).

Crocodile Confrontation
Crocodile Confrontation

“Although this altercation did not last for long, it was an impressive exhibition of acceleration and aggression for an ancient reptile that usually appears deceptively lethargic.

Crocodile Confrontation
Crocodile Confrontation

“Video clips of this confrontation (in actual speed, and in slow motion) may be previewed as follows:”

Dr. Leong Tzi Ming
14th June 2016

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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