Otters need space to rest and sleep, and especially to dry their fur off after a hunting swim—this helps them maintain the waterproofing ability of their fur before they return to the water again. However, the Marina otters were not alone, nearby Singaporeans stepped up to help them defend their home. A group of people who banded together to defend a family of otters in Marina from a family of otters in Bishan have earned praise from netizens in Singapore. All rights are reserved. In our society, we seem to focus more on our flaws than our strengths. Both otter-lovers and everyday Park Connector users joined forces in chasing the invaders away from the Marina otters. Our hearts beat faster willing them on, either from the heat or happiness. Back in 2015, the notably aggressive Bishan family relocated from their original home at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park to the Marina Bay district, but not before chasing out the Marina otters from their domain. The bigger Bishan otter family of 15 had started out in Bishan Park with just three pups. - 2015: Bishan otters came down via Kallang River, fought with Marina otter family and chased them away. A clip of the conflict was shared on the Ottercity Facebook page today — a conflict that erupted thanks to the Marina otter house breaching into the territory of their bitter rivals. Facebook group OtterWatch posted a video of the incident that happened on Sunday (June 11). Although we always seem to draw flak for being selfish, it’s good to bear in mind that we do have kindness in our hearts too. Marina otters vs Zouk otters. However, the same cannot be said for our wildlife. The Bishan otters went south to prime territory Marina Bay and displaced the Marina otters. One of the first male otters sighted in the Marina Bay family was suspected to have been poisoned. On one side, eight voyaging Marina otters. Another clash between the two otter families resulted in the death of a Marina otter pup. The Bishan otters may look cute, but make no mistake, they are not as innocent as they seem: With spy-like skills only rivalled by our very own Commandos, the Bishan otter crew picked up on the loss of the Marina Dad and decided that it was time to strike. The Bishan otters are one of Singapore’s more well known otter families that originally established themselves in the Bishan area. Today, I only saw 11 of them... wonder where the other 2 went to?© FastBlueSnailMy videos are posted here for your enjoyment only. They are highly aggressive and expansionist towards other otters, and are the most famous and well documented family in Singapore. (But as a Singaporean I'm with the Marina Otters. The bigger Bishan otter family of 15 had started out in Bishan Park with just three pups. Combining this well-loved attraction with our love for otters is a brand new otter-themed pop-up, Otah & Friends at Gardens By The Bay. When he learnt about Singapore's Bishan otters, he flew here in January last year for over three weeks. They were OG chill dudes hanging around the touristy spots who got their home invaded by the Bishan gang. Perhaps, this list can do with an addition — the brave souls who fended off the Bishan otters and stood side by side with the Marina crew. It appears to be that they made another attempt to do so. Battle formations, people. The Bishan otter family were first sighted at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in 2014. Volunteers worked in teams to track the different families. You must be logged in as a Coconuts User to comment. The Bishan group, as well as the Marina otter family, are two well-known otter families here. Want to work with us? Bishan Otters & Marina Otters Gang Fight & Chant Poem In Canal That Cuts Through Braddell Save A Stray Aug 30, 2020 NGOs , Save A Stray 0 comments Tweet Background. Otters have lately appeared in condominium swimming pools, hospitals, and Bishan park, where they apparently dined on pond fish. However, a lone otter from Marina decided to change all of that, and tried to be friendly with the otters from Bishan. Otters At Gardens By The Bay. The group, dedicated to tracking the movements of these gangster otters, explained how otters from the Bishan region had travelled south to Marina Bay, just to try and oust the other otters off their rightful land. Featured image from Facebook and Facebook. Marina otters have often been caught clashing with their arch-rivals, the Bishan otters. An adult North American river otter can weigh between 5.0 and 14 kg (11.0 and 30.9 lb). None of them were injured in the end. Facebook user Kim Yap wrote: "Please help otter mum." From Jewel Changi to the Apple store at Marina Bay Sands, we have no shortage of icons that make us feel proud to be a citizen of Singapore.Another iconic landmark is, of course, Gardens By The Bay. Read more about the difference between Users and Members here. On the other, nine Bishan otters ready to rumble again to defend their conquered home. Bishan Otters @ Marina Bay The Wacky Duo. SINGAPORE – The two most well-known otter families here have clashed again, more than a year after a fight that resulted in the death of at least one otter pup. Our chat groups lit up when someone said: "Five otters just popped out of drain!" Perhaps unsurprisingly, these urban otters don't seem to mind the crowds of … [ Marina vs Bishan @ Bishan Park ] Day 1: Bittersweet homecoming . Bishan vs Marina × Choose a team. The Marina family was pushed out of its home in the Marina Bay area by the Bishan family and now lives in the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, which was originally home to the Bishan family. An otter-loving British couple got the perfect witnesses for a wedding proposal at Marina Reservoir - a group of otters from Singapore's Bishan otter family.. Read more at straitstimes.com. Photograph by Stefano Unterthiner. The post WATCH: Otter chaos as Bishan and Marina otter families clash at Kallang Basin appeared first on Coconuts. The big switch came in 2015 when they fought Marina family and took over their prime territory in Marina Bay. The Bishan otters went south to prime territory Marina Bay and displaced the Marina otters. They won their stripes after clashing with the Marina otters in savage fights. SINGAPORE - An otter-loving British couple got the perfect witnesses for a wedding proposal at Marina Reservoir on Tuesday (Nov 20) - a group of otters from Singapore's Bishan otter family. 1. Marina vs Bishan Otter Case Study. They are highly aggressive and expansionist towards other otters, and are the most famous and well documented family in Singapore. The Marina otter family clashed with its Bishan rival at the Kallang Basin on Wednesday (Oct 24), in an hour-long confrontation documented by otter watchers. Otters clash. He is not the only foreigner to be intrigued by our otters. The Marina otter family clashed with its Bishan rival at the Kallang Basin on Wednesday (Oct 24), in an hour-long confrontation documented by otter watchers. He would stalk them from afar and approach them when the parents of the Bishan group were not around, which would be totally creepy and illegal if this involved humans. SINGAPORE - An otter-loving British couple got the perfect witnesses for a wedding proposal at Marina Reservoir on Tuesday (Nov 20) - a group of otters from Singapore's Bishan otter family. Marina otter family moved to East Coast. In 2015, a big switch happened. On this registration page you can sign up to become a free Coconuts User, which does not grant you unlimited access to Coconuts content. © 2018 Must Share News. The Illustration depicts the strategy deployed by Bishan Otter Family. In 2015, a big switch happened. A video compilation on the life of Marina otters (A family of wild otters in Singapore). Conflicts and problems with humans. Combining this well-loved attraction with our love for otters is a brand new otter-themed pop-up, Otah & Friends at Gardens By The Bay. This rallied effort was a resounding success as the Bishan otters … Since then, the Marina family have been nomads, residing in places such as East Coast and Singapore River before making Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park their home. On Oct. 24 morning, the Bishan otter family clashed with the Marina otter family at Kallang Basin after a year of peace. The larger group on the right is the Bishan family, the largest family of otters in Singapore. While the otters seem to have fit into their urban environment, they still face threats, natural and human-made. The Bishan otter family are among the most photographed of the 10 otter groups in Singapore. The babysitter who fed two babies under her care with drugs,... First we clapped, then we sang, and now we’re knocking back the... 1. Caught the Bishan Otters having breakfast at Bayeast Gardens. Marina lined up and took the first charge, the line battle formation would make them look “big in size”, however the disadvantage would be no visibility to leader’s command. The missing Marina5 then swam upstream towards their family. Battle formations, people. It’s like OnlyFans for your Coconuts. The family of 13 otters are now living happily at Marina Bay and Kallang Basin where there are many fishes. They are highly aggressive and expansionist towards other otters, and are the most famous and well documented family in Singapore. The post WATCH: Otter chaos as Bishan and Marina otter families clash at Kallang Basin appeared first on Coconuts. In a Facebook post on Sunday (June 11), OtterWatch released video footage of the otters going at it in a battle over territory. In a Facebook post on 16 June, watch group OtterWatch said that the dead otter is suspected to be a member of the Bishan family, as they had a missing member for two days. Facebook group OtterWatch posted a video of the incident that happened on Sunday (June 11). An otter-loving British couple got the perfect witnesses for a wedding proposal at Marina Reservoir - a group of otters from Singapore's Bishan otter family.. Read more at straitstimes.com. Otters At Gardens By The Bay. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. Have news to share? The Marina otters remained on the move, travelling between East Coast and Singapore River before relocating to Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. See also: 12 SERIOUSLY ROMANTIC PROPOSALS FROM OUR REAL GROOMS! The bigger Bishan otter family of 15 had started out in Bishan Park with just three pups. Another otter watcher, 45-year-old Jeffery Teo, who works in the financial services industry, told The Straits Times that the well-loved Bishan 10 otters were now Bishan … According to Otter city, the Marina family had traveled over 10 km from Lower Pierce Reservoir and arrived at Kallang Basin on Tuesday, staying the night with no intention to go back upstream. PUB reminds the public that it is an offence to trap any animal or do any act which causes injury to the fauna in any reservoir and any person caught doing so may be fined up to $3000. Save your favorite stories for easy reference. The Bishan family swins in Marina Bay with the iconic Singapore skyline in the background. Swimming down the stream at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, the 10 Marina otters eventually found the seven Zouk otters near the McDonald's bridge. So to watch the whole Bishan romp back in Bishan Park was elating. At first light yesterday, the Marina family moved downstream — coincidentally in the path of the Bishan family, which had just woken up. image caption This otter family live around Marina Bay, the heart of Singapore's CBD. Click here to create one. To read unlimited Coconuts content and get other great benefits, please sign up to become a COCO+ Member here. However, the Marina otters were not alone, nearby Singaporeans stepped up to help them defend their home. But they have been residing in the Marina and Kallang area since a territorial dispute with their rivals, the Marina otters, in 2015. Otter Turf War Between Bishan And Marina Gangs Is Better Than TV... 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The war had been a fierce one, with brave humans stepping in to help the Marina otters defend their home. Members of the public are … The Marina otters remained on the move, travelling between East Coast and Singapore River before relocating to Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. To make it stronger, use upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols. Back in 2015, the notably aggressive Bishan family relocated from their original home at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park to the Marina Bay district, but not before chasing out the Marina otters from their domain. Goddamn Bishan otters. In Singapore, we enjoy relative safety from the likes of frequent gang fights and territorial disputes. Loading... Unsubscribe from The Wacky Duo? Can't have shit in Marina. The missing Marina5 then swam upstream towards their family. When Bishan started heading away, we knew this was Marina's chance. Category Pets … Just otter destruction. The Bishan family swins in Marina Bay with the iconic Singapore skyline in the background. After a year of peace between the two smooth-coated otter families of Singapore, both clans inadvertently went head to head yesterday morning in Kallang Basin, the arena that hosted their little skirmish. All rights reserved. Since then, the Marina family have been nomads, residing in places such as East Coast and Singapore River before making Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park their home. Two otter families have gotten into a territorial fight at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. In a war that has even gotten our citizens involved, 2 groups of belligerent otters are hell-bent on fighting it out to the death. He would stalk them from afar and approach them when the parents of the Bishan group were not around, which would be totally creepy and illegal if this involved humans. The otter dad and mum used to hang around at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park below our house (we called them 'Bishan Otters').The mum gave birth to five otter pups in November 2016 (one was missing). In a video uploaded on the Ottercity Facebook page, the two groups of otters are seen charging towards each other, baring their teeth and squeaking loudly. Submit free Events and Venues to the Coconuts Directory. The Marina otter family were resting on land this morning near the Jiak Kim Bridge, close to Robertson Quay when the Bishan otters were spotted swimming upstream, pursuing the Marina family’s scent. In 2015, a big switch happened. Bishan OTTERs 10 left their den at about 6:35 am early this morning for home.....Mum & Dad Otter leading their 8 all male grown up pups.....' We r GOING Home !. Zouk family need a few more years to be in a better position to fight any other group. When the first alerts came at noon yesterday, 'Bishan fighting Marina at Braddell canal', otterers rushed down to see if all was well. Originally dubbed the "Bishan 5", the otter family first gained national attention in 2015 when the National Parks Board uploaded pictures and videos of them on their Facebook page. Battle formations, people. Now they're pretty much nomads going from one major canal to another. Both otter-lovers and everyday Park Connector users joined forces in chasing the invaders away from the Marina otters. The running of the otters . The family of 13 otters are now living happily at Marina Bay and Kallang Basin where there are many fishes. These are smooth coated otters living in Singapore. Bishan otters defeat Marina rivals again in Kallang Basin clash. The larger group on the right is the Bishan family, the largest family of otters in Singapore. We have witnessed these fights many times … Bishan OTTERs 10 left their den at about 6:35 am early this morning for home.....Mum & Dad Otter leading their 8 all male grown up pups.....' We r GOING Home !. But we knew it was not over - this encounter was not 'if' but 'when'. The Bishan otters, as their name suggests, did not always occupy the Marina territory. Back in 2015, the notably aggressive Bishan family relocated from their original home at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park to the Marina Bay district, but not before chasing out the Marina otters from their domain. The North American river otter (Lontra canadensis), also known as the northern river otter or common otter, is a semiaquatic mammal endemic to the North American continent found in and along its waterways and coasts. Marina otter family moved to East Coast. Marina Dad had been the first otter in the city area, and passed away last week on June 8, after looking unwell for a couple of days. Early on Sunday morning, onlookers were shocked as the Bishan otter gang pounced on the Marina otters, in a blatant act of war. Joo Kek added that he hoped PUB would take " illegal fishing at Marina Bay seriously". Our hearts beat faster willing them on, either from the heat or happiness. This left only a mother otter to fend for her land and 11 of her children, making them a lot more susceptible to attack without their alpha. When Bishan started heading away, we knew this was Marina's chance. Otters have lately appeared in condominium swimming pools, hospitals, and Bishan park, where they apparently dined on pond fish. The otter dad and mum used to hang around at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park below our house (we called them 'Bishan Otters').The mum gave birth to five otter pups in November 2016 (one was missing). It was blazing hot and the otters had dispersed. The first one is false. image caption This otter family live around Marina Bay, the heart of Singapore's CBD. This comes at an especially tough time for the Marina otters, who are fresh from the loss of their Alpha otter, nicknamed the Marina Dad. Become a COCO+ Member today for as little as US$5 per year and support the stories we tell from across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. Volunteers worked in teams to track the different families. The Bishan group, as well as the Marina otter family, are two well-known otter families here. A group of people who banded together to defend a family of otters in Marina from a family of otters in Bishan have earned praise from netizens in Singapore. For the life of us, we can’t make out which side is which (they all look the same), even though Ottercity stated that one could easily guess “who is who in the video”. Don't have a Coconuts user? But for years, they’ve been wanting to return back to their original home at Marina Reservoir, and one of the many clashes between the two clans resulted in a dead otter pup from House Marina. The incident sparked an internet debate concerning human intervention in fights between the two otter families. The story’s still developing, noted Ottercity, and updates will be provided soon enough regarding the outcome of the battle, or if there are casualties. The 17 otters then got into a series of gang chant squeaking, warning the other to back off. Early on Sunday morning, onlookers were shocked as the Bishan otter gang pounced on the Marina otters, in a blatant act of war. The Bishan otters, as their name suggests, did not always occupy the Marina territory. Password must be at least 7 characters long. Marina vs Bishan Otter Case Study. 3. Our chat groups lit up when someone said: "Five otters just popped out of drain!" The river otter is protected and insulated by a thick, water-repellent coat of fur. The surprise homecoming drew a crowd during peak Sunday evening. The larger group on the right is the Bishan family, the largest family of otters in Singapore. Since then, the Marina family … Must Share News – Independent News For Singaporeans. The Illustration depicts the strategy deployed by Bishan Otter Family. Marina lined up and took the first charge, the line battle formation would make them look “big in size”, however the disadvantage would be no visibility to leader’s command. However, a lone otter from Marina decided to change all of that, and tried to be friendly with the otters from Bishan. The Marina otters are known as such as they initially established themselves in the Marina Bay area, while the Bishan otters resided in the Bishan area. They won their stripes after clashing with the Marina otters in savage fights. From Jewel Changi to the Apple store at Marina Bay Sands, we have no shortage of icons that make us feel proud to be a citizen of Singapore.Another iconic landmark is, of course, Gardens By The Bay. The second sentence is true. The Marina otter family were resting on land this morning near the Jiak Kim Bridge, close to Robertson Quay when the Bishan otters were spotted swimming upstream, pursuing the Marina family’s scent. Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. Fans know that Bishan Park is where it all started for Bishan otters, ekeing a tough life in a drain hole with their 3 pups then. On 11 June 2017, members of the public intervened to protect the Marina otters from their Bishan rivals by scaring the latter off with loud noises. This rallied effort was a resounding success as the Bishan otters were quickly sent packing, with no casualties on either side. 1. © FastBlueSnail My videos are posted here for your enjoyment only. A clip of the conflict was shared on the Ottercity Facebook page today — a conflict that erupted thanks to the Marina otter house breaching into the territory of their bitter rivals. None of them were injured in the end. 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