Wildlife in campuses get big 'likes' from students

An atlas moth (Attacus atlas) spotted at the Nanyang Technological University campus. It is the largest species of moth in the world.
An atlas moth (Attacus atlas) spotted at the Nanyang Technological University campus. It is the largest species of moth in the world. PHOTO: BRIAN PERTTU
A freshly moulted. common cicada (species not identified) spotted at NTU
A freshly moulted. common cicada (species not identified) spotted at NTUPHOTO: GINA GOH
A plantain squirrel (Callosciurus notatus) spotted at NUS.A shield bug (Pycanum rubens) spotted on the ground at National University of Singapore.
A plantain squirrel (Callosciurus notatus) spotted at NUS.A shield bug (Pycanum rubens) spotted on the ground at National University of Singapore. PHOTO: DAVID TAN
A crested goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus) at NUS.
A plantain squirrel (Callosciurus notatus) spotted at NUS. PHOTO: LESLEY CHNG YANSI
A pink-necked green pigeon (Treron vernans) seen on campus at NUS.
A pink-necked green pigeon (Treron vernans) seen on campus at NUS. PHOTO: LESLEY CHNG YANSI
A common greenback (Hylarana erythraea) frog spotted at NTU.
A common greenback (Hylarana erythraea) frog spotted at NTU. PHOTO: GINA GOH
crested goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus) at NUS.
A crested goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus) at NUS. PHOTO: LESLEY CHNG YANSI

Facebook page serves as resource to preserve biodiversity in schools

It is the Facebook page that lets you "tag'' a turtle, "like" a large forest gecko or "check in" with a Chinese pond heron.

Campus Creatures began in 2014 as a resource for students to post pictures and videos of animals they see around their campuses, or ask others to help identify them.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 10, 2018, with the headline 'Wildlife in campuses get big 'likes' from students'. Print Edition | Subscribe