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Sunda Colugo (Malayan Flying Lemur)

Galeopterus variegatus

Description:

The Sunda Flying Lemur is not a lemur and does not really fly. Instead, it glides as it leaps among trees. It is strictly arboreal, is active at night, and feeds on soft plant parts such as young leaves, shoots, flowers, and fruits

Habitat:

Strictly arboreal and forest-dependent.

Notes:

Female and young can be clearly seen. Offspring is carried on the mother's abdomen held by a large skin membrane

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Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

I had never heard of these before. Thank you

Kuching, Malaysia

Lat: 1.72, Long: 110.45

Spotted on Feb 3, 2012
Submitted on Feb 8, 2012

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