DESPITE ITS NAME, the Sunda flying lemur (Galeopterus variegatus)
is neither a lemur, nor something that can actually fly, but aside from
bats, you’d be hard-pressed to find another mammal that’s as good as
gliding as it is.
Native to the temperate forests of South East
Asia, throughout Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore, the Sunda
flying lemur can glide for a distance of up to 100m, while only losing
about 10m of elevation.
I know this is an art blog, but this is heartbreaking. We need to take better care of our seniors and our poor. The article doesn’t mention it, but I’m sure many of these problems come from being undocumented as well.