Saturday, April 30, 2011

My Darlings Of Langkawi

These are the little treats that made my day on a hard day's work...
Giant Squirrel (Ratufa Bicolor)

What was this Giant Squirrel doing?

It was stunned when I shot it with my camera and so it dropped the fruit that it was eating.  Observe the pose of its little hands. Later, it ignored me. I learnt later that it was feeding on the fruits of a notorious poisonous Rengas tree. Do not touch any of the tree's opened fruits or the sap unless you want to be a Puff Daddy.
Fruits of a Rengas Tree

My other darlings... the quiet ones
Colugo female with her baby

... my shy ones, the Dusky Leaf Monkeys (Trachypithecus obscurus)

Taking a break in between feeding time
... last but not least, this is one of my favourite creepy crawly 

Doria's Spiny Spider (Gasteracantha doriae) Simon 1877

Thank you my Darlings... as you are all perfect and it is much better than a mug of beer after a hard day's work!


  1. What wonderful wildlife you have at Langkawi! It's a delight to read your blog posts about them!

  2. Can totally understand your sentiments. Sometimes they do make all the difference to the day!

  3. WChinner, you made me want to visit Langkawi again!

  4. Hi Ria,
    You have good wildlife in Singapore too. At least you can spot the crocodiles in Sg Buloh. You and your team are doing a wonderful job to conserve Singapore's shores & reefs. You are an inspiration, Ria!

    Thanks ... sniff, sniff...

    You are always welcome to the island. It is now to explore Langkawi before Khazanah Bhd rips off Langkawi's rainforest (there goes your snails too) :(

    Monyet King,
    Thank you.

  5. much for the name 'Khazanah', huh!

  6. Yay, that's real rewards - all in a hard day's work.

  7. Hi JK,
    It is, isn't it? 'Khazanah'=National Treasure. Their treasure taken all the way into their personal bank accounts.

    Hi Keats,


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