Sarah Chin


Sarah Chin is an animal management officer at the Singapore Zoo. She received a BA degree in natural sciences (zoology) from Cambridge University, UK. Besides caring for animals big and small, Sarah also enjoys wakeboarding and writing about nature and conservation.

Stories by Sarah Chin

Two New Owl Species Discovered In The Philippines

Two new species of owls have been discovered in the Philippines by Michigan State University researcher, Pam Rasmussen.

Butterflies Learn Faster When Given A Nectar Reward

Researchers in Japan have found that butterflies learn faster in response to a reward - such as a flower that has nectar in it.

Wild Birds ‘Smuggled’ From Solomon Islands To SE Asia

A new study has revealed that tens of thousands of wild birds exported from the Solomon Islands have been laundered into the global wildlife trade by declaring them as captive-bred.

Markhor Goat Species Makes Comeback In Pakistan

According to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Markhor, a majestic wild goat species, is making a remarkable comeback in Pakistan as a result of conservation efforts.

Rare Amur Tiger Sighted In China

Photos of a rare Amur tiger, caught on film for the first time in Wangqing Nature Reserve in Northeast China’s Changbai mountains, are giving hope to tiger recovery efforts in the region.

Dolphins Learn From Each Other To Beg For Food From Humans

A decade-long study has revealed that dolphins may learn harmful or undesirable behaviors, such as begging for food from humans, from each other.

Male Bottlenose Dolphins Form Unique Alliances To Defend Females

A new study reveals that bottlenose dolphins form unique nested male alliances within an open social network based on shifting geographical ranges.

Plant Scientists Unlock Fire And Witchcraft Secrets Of Seed Germination

Studies done on parasitic witchweeds as well as plants that thrive in the aftermath of bushfires have unlocked two secrets of seed germination.

Sawfish Wield Their Saws Like A Chainsaw, Study

Australian researchers have recently made a startling discovery – a sawfish’s saw can actually sense electric fields to locate and attack prey.