The Bird-dropping Spider (Cyrtarachne bufo) looks like a bird's dropping and this helps to confuse its predators! When disturbed, this spider retracts its legs under its body and plays dead, making its mimicry even more convincing. Isn’t that cool? 🕷
Taking an afternoon nap! Smooth-coated Otters (Lutrogale perspicillata) are usually spotted in pairs or in small families in our mangroves, mudflats, and other coastal areas.
Cute as they may be, otters can smell quite pungent as they use spraints (otter droppings) to mark their territory. If you spot otters in our green spaces, admire them from afar! Don’t touch, chase, or corner them, as this may frighten them.
[Animal & Veterinary Service Free Webinar Series: Understanding Anxiety in Pets]
If you have a “sticky” pet that just cannot bear to be apart from you, chances are that it has separation anxiety. 🐶🐱
Join us for this free webinar with AVS veterinarian Dr Lin Anhui and Dr Chow Hao Ting from The Joyous Vet, who will be sharing with you on how to identify signs of anxiety in your pets, and how to manage them.
There will also be a live Q&A session with the vets after the webinar, so mark the date and tune in!
Bask in the festive atmosphere of the Chinese New Year! Enjoy a melodious online concert at home as 5 musicians from the Singapore Chinese Orchestra present uplifting tunes to welcome the Year of the Ox. 🐂