Rare monkey sighted in Bukit Timah area after more than 30 years

A Raffles' banded langur with a white-furred baby, a species found only in Singapore and southern Peninsular Malaysia.
A Raffles' banded langur with a white-furred baby, a species found only in Singapore and southern Peninsular Malaysia.PHOTO: SABRINA JABBAR

SINGAPORE - A critically endangered, black-and-white monkey that is native to Singapore has been sighted in the Bukit Timah area for the first time in more than 30 years.

The Raffles' banded langur was previously thought to be found only within the Central Catchment Nature Reserve after the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) was built in 1983, cleaving Singapore's green heart into two.

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