Adopt An Animal Program With Zoo Negara
Date: 10th June 2017
Place: Zoo Negara
Universal Peak Sdn. Bhd. participated in Zoo Negara’s Adopt an Animal Program as part of our Community Service Responsibility (CSR) initiative for 2017. Hence, our company adopted a pair of Mouse-deer’s where we named the male one Upeh and the female Upeena.
The lesser mouse-deer can be found widely across Southeast Asia in Indochina specifically at places like Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and also parts of Thailand, Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra, mainly throughout the Peninsular Malaysia. The creature is known to be the smallest hoofed mammal, it’s species mature size being as little as 45 cm (18 inches) and 2 kg’(4.4 lb). The Malay or Indonesian name for the creature is “Kancil” carrying the meanings both “mouse-deer and clever person”. The generic name Tragulas, is composed of Tragos, “goat” in the Greek language and ulus meaning “tiny” in Latin language.
The reason Universal Peak Sdn. Bhd. our company had picked to adopt mouse-deer’s was, the significance of its species representing the similarities of how we are also rather small yet fast paced and growing company.