Natural history news for the busy Singaporean
- highlighting talks, books, events and issues, in nature, biology and the environment.

Home - NUS - RMBR

Subscribe for the 'day after' email summary!

Mammal Records
Click to submit

Fauna & Flora Records
Click to submit

International Year of Biodiversity 2010

Click to find out more


The Biodiversity Crew
biodiversity research
@ the Department of Biological Sciences, NUS

Raffles Museum Toddycats

* News
* Parliament
* Terrestrial & Freshwater
* Marine
* Coastal Cleanup
* Environment
* Heritage
* Animal welfare
* Wildlife trade

* Events & Activities
* Talks & Seminars
* TV & Radio
* Books

* Articles - Photos
* Internet - Software
* Archives (2000-2003)
* Archives (2004-)
* About - Errata

Subscribe to the
monthly newsletter

Events in Singapore

What's On

* Raffles Museum News
* NUS Biodiversity
* WildSingapore News
* EcoNews (regional)

* Habitatnews
* Ecotax

Mailing Lists
* Nature Singapore
* Singapore Heritage

By Habitatnews

* Pulau Ubin Stories
* Labrador Park
* The Biology Refugia
* Otterman speaks
* Cycling in Singapore

By others
* Wild Shores of Singapore*WS*
* Pulau Hantu Blog
* Bird Ecology*NSS*
* Wild Lives(NDP2004)*WS*
* More...


* Marine Life here?
* Pulau Hantu Blog
* Southern Shores*WS*
* Mandai Mangroves * Chek Jawa, Pulau Ubin

* Changi Heritage
* Kent Ridge Heritage
* Sembawang Heritage
* Pulau Ubin stories

* Mangroves of Singapore
* Coral Reefs of Singapore

Strategies and Plans
* Sustainable Development Blueprint
* IYOR Blue Plan


For general feedback about policies: go to REACH

Sembawang Tides:
Today, 2009 (iCal available)
Weather (NEA)

Local Groups/Sites


N. Sivasothi,
a.k.a. Otterman,
Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore. Since 1998 with origins from OneList.

Made on a Mac with
Claris Home Page 3.0.
Blog engine: Samizdat,
based on PHPosxom,
based on Blosxom.

What is a weblog?
Start your own.

Get Firefox!

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Archives - Nature Links - Submit Mammal Records - Blog RSS Feed - Comments RSS - Email me

News about nature and the environment in Singapore - Archives

List of Categories : errata * about * map * cycling * events * marine * animalwelfare * envt * jobs * research * talks * photos * coastalcleanup * news * education * cameratraps * tvradio * internet * software * nature * malaysia * books * heritage * trade * stamps * articles * parliament * conceptplan * world *

Sat 25 Nov 2006

Sun 9pm, Animal Planet - Charith Pelpola's "Season of The Spirit Bear"

Category : tvradio

"Season of The Spirit Bear" - Animal Planet, Sunday 26th November: 9.00pm and Monday, 11.00pm

In the forests of Sri Lanka lurks a creature whose history is a combination of myth and legend.

It stays hidden for the majority of the year and then, at the peak of the drought when the Palu tree a species endemic to Sri Lanka suddenly blossoms with life, the unusual and mysterious sloth bear re-emerges from its hideout.

Little is known about its habits, but once the sloth bear catches the scent of its fruits, the sloth bear heads directly for the Palu trees.

Animal Planet chronicles the mysterious habits of the elusive sloth bear in the premiere one-hour special SEASON OF THE SPIRIT BEAR, airing 26 Nov 2006 at 9.00pm and encoring the next day at 11pm.

See the "making of" blog posts in Charith's blog, Lost in the Jungle:

Charith Pelpola, who made the documentary, was happily in town when his idol, Sir David Attenborough was in town. I finally got a message to him througgh Subaraj, and he appeared just as we were leaving for the airport (05 Nov 2006) to have a discussion between wildlife filmmakers!

Read his account, which he simply calls, "Meeting the Man."

Posted at 8:54AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email | Raffles Museum news