Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Reconstructing a Sperm Whale’s Tale

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Reconstructing a Sperm Whale’s Tale


Four years after a female sperm whale was found dead in Singapore waters, scientists are starting to put the pieces together to reconstruct the story of how she got to be there. Discovered off Jurong Island in July 2015, she was the first (and only) sperm whale sighting that has been recorded here till date.

Visiting Scientist Feature: Dr. Yao Chiou-Ju


Last week, we welcomed a new visitor to the museum! Dr. Yao Chiou-Ju is an ornithologist (i.e., person who studies birds) from the National Museum of Natural Science (NMNS) in Taichung, Taiwan. Dr. Yao examining grey nightjar specimens in our Zoological Reference Collection. She is currently working on uncovering the identity of five grey nightjar

Visiting Scientists Feature: January 2018


It’s been a great start to the year here at LKCNHM, with visits from old friends and new faces. Dr. Yang Chien-Hui Dr. Yang, Assistant Researcher from the National Taiwan Ocean University, is no stranger to the museum. She has visited LKCNHM numerous times in recent years, and was working on the shrimp and lobster

Feature Talk: Dr. Wong Siew Te


On Tuesday, Dr. Wong Siew Te, the founder of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) in Sabah, Malaysia, gave a talk in the museum on the ecology and conservation issues facing the Malayan sun bear (Helarctos malayanus), as well as the efforts by the BSBCC to conserve them. Here is a summary of the

A Step Closer to Solving A 100-Year Mystery


  Mammalogists may be one step closer towards solving a conundrum that has been a subject of much uncertainty for almost a hundred years—on whether Tragulus williamsoni, or Williamson’s mouse-deer, is a valid and distinct species. Mouse-deer, or chevrotains are some of the world’s smallest hoofed animals. Research findings by mammalogists Dr. Erik Meijaard, Mr.

Visiting Scientist(s) Feature: Mammalogist Edition


In this feature, we give a short summary of the work of two mammalogists that have visited the museum a while back. Mr. Lim Tze Tshen Mr. Lim Tze Tshen is a research associate at the University of Malaysia, focusing on biodiversity conservation and vertebrate palaeontology. As a palaeontologist, Mr. Lim studies fossils, from common ones