Wildcat Lecture #6: Leopard Cats In Singapore: Surprising Discoveries In Our Forests, But Are They Here To Stay?
Wildcat Lecture #6
Leopard Cats In Singapore:
Surprising discoveries in our forests, but are they here to stay?
With a home range that stretches from Pakistan through China down to Southeast Asia, the leopard cat can also be found in Singapore. However, with urbanization and rapid development, the leopard cat is a rare sight on our island nowadays. As the last remaining wildcat species in Singapore, what does the future hold for these beautiful felines? Join us at our upcoming Wildcat Lecture and find out from our homegrown expert, Marcus Chua, who will talk about the leopard cat’s local distribution and ecology.
About Marcus Chua
Marcus Chua is a senior tutor and the curator of mammal and bird collections at the NUS Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.
In his role as curator at the museum, Marcus led the salvage and dissection efforts of the sperm whale that washed ashore Singapore in 2015. As a volunteer with the Vertebrate Study Group of the Nature Society (Singapore), Marcus was part of a team who assisted the Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT) with biodiversity surveys.
Marcus holds a MSc in biological sciences from the National University of Singapore, where he conducted research on the ecology and conservation of leopard cats. He is currently pursuing his doctorate degree at the George Mason University in Washington, D.C.
Please note: A link to join the online lecture will be provided after registration.
- The event description was updated. Diff#633279 2020-06-22 09:51:59