U@live Professor Leo Tan: You Live Your Belief

An evening with one of Singapore's stalwarts of natural history and conservation.


  1. Professor Leo Tan - You Live Your Belief
  2. Here's some background information on Professor Leo Tan, and his many invaluable contributions to nature conservation and natural history in Singapore:
  3. Here are my tweets from the U@live session. At the moment, you can also search for them on Twitter using the hashtag #UaliveLeoTan
  4. Other friends passionate about nature and conservation, including Ria Tan, Toh Chay Hoon, N. Sivasothi, Heng Pei YanJocelyne Sze, and Amanda Tan, were also in the audience.
  5. Earlier in the day, we had received news that Twinky, one of three diplodocid sauropod dinosaur skeletons destined for our upcoming natural history museum, had finally arrived in Singapore.
  6. There weren't any sauropods at the U@live session, but to help stimulate the audience's interest and curiosity, there were 2 sets of dinosaur fossils on stage, and we were invited to take photos and even (gently) touch them.
  7. Edmontosaurus (also known in the past by names such as TrachodonAnatosaurusAnatotitan, and many others) is one of the largest and most famous of the hadrosaurs (aka "duck-billed" dinosaurs), and is represented by numerous fossil specimens discovered in the Late Cretaceous of the United States of America and Canada.
  8. edmontosaurus regalis by karkajou1993-d4kexy2
    edmontosaurus regalis by karkajou1993-d4kexy2
  9. Professor Leo Tan later confirmed during the session that it was a Triceratops foot.

    Triceratops needs very little introduction; it is easily one of the most recognisable dinosaurs. Also represented by numerous fossils, the abundance of specimens suggest that this largest of all ceratopsians (aka horned dinosaurs) was the most common large herbivore in many areas of North America at the end of the Cretaceous period.