Art Toh’ image of a mousedeer was photographed on 19th May at 5 pm somewhere in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve after being alerted to it by 2 kind macro photographers (a Dr Loh & Ei Leen Ong)
The animal, a Lesser Mousedeer (Tragulus kanchil) is generally a solitary animal, sometimes seen in pairs. In Singapore it is classified as critically endangered and restricted to the Bukit Timah and Central Catchment Nature Reserves.
The identity of the mousedeer has been confirmed by nature consultant Subaraj Rajathurai.
The Greater Mousedeer (Tragulus napu) on the other hand is confined to the offshore island of Pulau Ubin LINK.
23rd May 2019
This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behaviour through photography and videography to a wider audience.