Sounds of the Midnight Jungle

By Rexy Prakash Chacko

September 2018 FEATURE
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Sunda colugo.
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A recent discovery on Penang Hill has scientists and primatologists squeaking with excitement.When a team of scientists went hiking at night along The Habitat Penang Hill's trail to survey for bats, they sensed something very different on their ultrasound microphones. They picked up an unusual call – one unlike anything they were familiar with.Priscillia Miard.Searching for more clues, they tracked the sound to a Sunda colugo (Galeopterus variegatus) clinging on a tree trunk just a few metres away. The Sunda...

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Rexy Prakash Chacko

is an electronic engineer by profession and a nature lover by passion. While he spends his weekdays earning a living at the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone, his weekends are spent reflecting and recharging on the green hills of Penang.