16 Jan '11, 1pm

Otters at Sungei Buloh and mangrove marvels at Kranji

Otters! Always an awesome sight! We were just taking a breather after Dr Yong's talk and while waiting for the Mega Marine Survey to start up nearby. On the main bridge, we saw a pair of otters playing in the stream before heading for their favourite resting site near the Visitor Centre! It's awesome how we can observe these delightful creatures so near to the entrance of the Reserve! Here's my badly taken video clip of the Smooth otters (Lutrogale perspicillata ). Shortly after the otter sighting, Wei Ling arrives and we quickly head out to show her the amazing Bakau Mata Buaya (Bruguiera hainesii ) at Kranji. As Dr Yong explained at his talk, this tree is globally endangered, and in Singapore it is Critically Endangered. The mangroves here are so pretty and nice! We also show her the Gedabu (Sonneratia ovata ) that are here. These trees are also Critically Endangered in ...

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