Animals You May Not Have Heard About: Sunda Colugo

The Sunda Colugo (Galeopterus variegatus) is also known as the Sunda Flying Lemur.

Although, it is not truly a lemur, nor can it fly.

Sunda-flying-lemur.jpgListed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List but currently has a declining population trend.

HABITAT

The Sunda Colugo is a forest dependant species living in evergreen forests and sleeping in coconut tress.


MAJOR THREATS

There is a large threat from hunting for consumption by local people and also from deforestation.


CONSERVATION

The Sunda Colugo is protected by national legislation and is found in many protected areas such as Halimun National Park.

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia
Chordata
Mammalia
Dermoptera
Cynocephalidae

unnamed.jpgWhat do you call a group of Sunda Colugos?
Conspiracy

 

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