MARCH 2024

Colugos are arboreal gliding mammals that are native to Southeast Asia.Their closest relatives are primates. There are only two living species of colugos. They are proficient gliders, and they can travel as far as 70 meters from one tree to another without losing much altitude. Of all the gliding mammals, colugos have the most perfected adaptation for flight. They have a large membrane of skin that extends between their paired limbs and gives them the ability to glide significant distances between trees. They spend most of the day resting. At night, colugos spend most of their time up in the trees foraging, with gliding being used to either find another foraging tree or to find possible mates and protect territory. This colugo i found in a rainforest in Singapore. For more wildlife of Singapore click here.