Discovering Singapore with Kids: Wildlife and Reserves

My child loves anything and everything animals. Just this past week we made a wetland diorama with pond, animals, and all for his school project.  So I found it fitting to learn about Singapore's wildlife and reserves for this month's Multicultural Kid Blogs' Global Learning for Kids Series exploring Singapore. 

For our lesson plan on Singapore's wildlife and reserves I printed out coloring pages of the animals we were learning about. We made a coloring book, and I added a sheet so little one can write four facts on each animal.  

We researched each animal, and went back to Singapore's National Parks website. This website  has some very useful teaching and learning resources, and we love, love the live cam feed! Another useful website is Wildlife Singapore We enjoyed the go-to guide on spotting less-common animals in Singapore.  

We would love to one day visit the Wildlife Reserves. Their philosophy is to provide meaningful and memorable wildlife experiences with a focus on protecting biodiversity in Singapore and the region.

More information, and coloring pages on the animals featured in this post can be found below: 

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Four facts:  
  • Have long, slim bodies and relatively short limb
  • It's carnivorous mammal
  • They have powerful webbed feet used to swim
  • Fish is the staple of their diet
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Four facts: 
  • The giant mudskipper is also the one of the largest mudskippers in the world
  • Frequently found along muddy shores
  • Lives in a burrow in the mud and emerges from the burrow at low tide on sunny days
  • Capable of breathing both in and out of water

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Four facts: 
  • Largest bird in Singapore
  • They have long necks and powerful bills
  • The are birds of wetland areas
  • It feeds mostly on aquatic creatures which it catches after standing stationary beside
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Four facts: 
  • Singapore’s largest kingfishers
  • They are shy and less noisy compared to other kingfishers
  • They eat mainly fish, using their large heavy bills to catch and kill their prey
  • Lives in a variety of well-wooded habitats near lakes, rivers, or coasts

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Four facts:
  • They have a small, lithe-bodied, mostly nocturnal mammal 
  • Usually prowls late at night
  • They give off a distinct musky odour when harassed
  • Mostly found in southeast Asia
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Four facts: 
  • It's the smallest of the bitterns
  • They hunt small fish, frogs and invertebrates
  • They are solitary birds 
  • They feed on insects, fish and amphibians

Hope you enjoyed our small lesson on wildlife animals in Singapore. For more on Singapore make sure to visit Global Learning for Kids Series.