Wildlife of Ubin
is a treasure house of wild plants and animals. Some of these
are rarely seen on the mainland, but are still common on Ubin.
Some highlights include:
- Otters have been spotted on Ubin!
- Monkeys (Long-tailed macaques) are also still present
on the island.
- Mousedeer have also been recorded on Ubin.
- Hornbills are resident on Ubin and regularly sighted.
- Straw-headed bulbul a song bird that is endangered by
trapping for the caged bird trade. Its bubbling melodious call
is commonly heard on Ubin.
- Red junglefowl the wild ancestor of our domesticated
chickens still roam the wild places of Ubin.
- Wild boar these creatures are abundant on Ubin, probably
due to the elimination of predators that used to keep their
numbers in check. The most famous wild boar is of course Priscilla
of Chek Jawa. Unfortunately, she died in 2004.
more ilusive creatures sometimes sighted in Ubin waters are dugongs and dolphins.
- In the past tapirs lived on Ubin, and the island has been visited
by elephants swimming over from Johor in 1990.
- There were also rumours of a tiger on Ubin in 1997
your findings! If you spotted any interesting wildlife,
do leave a record of it in the NParks Sightings Record Book
at the NParks Info Kiosk on Ubin, right next to the Ubin Jetty.
of Ubin flora and fauna on wildsingapore flickr