1 Aug (Fri): Talk: "Leopard Cats in Singapore"

Talk: Leopard Cats in Singapore – Surprising Discoveries in Our Forest, But Here to Stay?

The Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) is Singapore’s last wild cat. After 1968, it seemingly vanished until its reappearance in the late 1990s at isolated localities, sometimes as road kills. In 2010, a nation-wide study was launched to uncover questions about the ecology and genetic status of this mysterious feline. Breeding populations were found in forested human-modified areas of Pulau Tekong and the Western Catchment. However, they are vulnerable to extinction owing to their small population size, as well as evidence suggesting inbreeding in the Pulau Tekong population. Join Marcus Chua as he sheds light on the elusive, nationally-endangered Leopard Cat and discusses what can be done to conserve it.

Time : 7- 8pm
Venue: NSS Office, 510 Geylang Road, #02-05, The Sunflower Singapore 389466
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

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