| Hamidah Ismail |
THE 1stopbrunei Wildlife Club was recently invited to a sharing session with the students of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah School.
During the session, its founder Muhd Shavez Cheema, talked about the various animal species that can be found in Brunei Darussalam and highlighted endangered species such as the pangolin and slow loris.
Some interesting facts shared with the students included the pangolin’s eating habits whereby they can feed on up to 100,000 insects in a single evening. Muhd Shavez also shared some unique characteristics of the rarely-seen black spotted rock frog which flags its feet to call for its mate. The endangered slow loris is the only known poisonous primate in the world, he also explained.
To further raise awareness among the students, the wildlife club distributed educational posters which featured the endangered animals of Brunei such as the red leaf monkey, leopard cat and pangolins.
Recently, the club launched a new web page to spread awareness to members of the public regarding endangered species in Brunei and the need to take care of them. This page can be viewed via the (url) 1stopbrunei.com.