An article on 14 August 2021, had pictures showing a grey-coloured mother and her grey-coloured baby in close interactions. Subsequently on 22 August 2021, a video showed a reddish mother with a grey- coloured baby.
The feature photograph was taken by Dr Tan Ai Ling at Lower Peirce Reservoir Park, Singapore in January 2021. It shows a grey-coloured mother with a grey-coloured baby.
Genetics of colour inheritance between the various species and subspecies of colugos is not well understood. It is difficult to study the animals in the wild and they do not thrive well in captivity.
The video below, taken at Lower Peirce Reservoir Park, Singapore shows a reddish mother and her grey-coloured baby.
Video courtesy of Dr Francis Seow-Choen.
Posted by Wong Kais.
BESGroup gratefully thank
Dr Francis Seow-Choen
Honorary Research Associate, Sabah Forestry Department, Sabah, Malaysia
Honorary Research Affiliate, Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Singapore
Honorary Research Associate, National Biodiversity Centre, National Parks Board, Singapore
Dr Tan Ai Ling
NOTE: Names of contributors are listed in alphabetical order and not in order of importance.