Set in refreshingly green and peaceful surroundings, the Singapore Zoo is one of the world’s few open zoos, where animals roam freely in landscaped enclosures that simulate their habitats. Dry and wet moats camouflaged by waterfalls and vegetation separate the animals from visitors. While some animals, such as leopards, jaguars, and pumas still have to be kept in glass enclosures, others such as monkeys and peahens roam freely.
The zoo houses about 3,000 animals, representing 290 species. Several of them are rare such as the white (Bengal) tiger and clouded leopard, while others are endangered species such as the Komodo dragon and the Malayan tiger.
Major exhibits include Wild Africa with its white rhinos and magnificent lions, the Fragile Forest, which is a walk-through rain forest filled with butterflies, bats, and birds, and the Primate Kingdom featuring lion-tailed macaques, brown capuchins, and golden-lion tamarins. There is also a children’s petting zoo and aquariums offering clear underwater views of sea lions and penguins. The zoo’s breeding program is well-known and it has the distinction of fostering the world’s first tropical birth of a polar bear cub. There are daily animal shows and feeding times featuring sea lions, elephants, primates, and reptiles. Visitors also have the opportunity to have breakfast or tea with the orangutans, which makes it a wonderful and memorable visit.
The Night Safari, sprawled over 100 acres (40 ha) of lush secondary forest next to the zoo, is a night zoo and a wild-life park combined. This unique sight allows visitors to observe the nocturnal activities of over 1,200 animals belonging to over 110 different species. A 45-minute guided tram ride (with a hop-on-hop-off option) takes visitors through eight habitats designed to resemble the Himalayan, Indian, Nepalese, African, Indo-Malayan, Southeast Asian, South American, and Burmese geographical regions. Those who prefer to walk can choose from three designated walking trails for a closer, moonlit encounter with the park’s inhabitants.
How to go to Singapore Zoo
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road
Contact Number: 6269-3411
Nearest MRT: Ang Mo Kio, Choa Chu Kang
138 from Ang Mo Kio,
927 from Choa Chu Kang,
926 from Woodlands bus interchange (Sun & public holidays)
171 from the city (alight at Mandai Road, then take 138 from across the road)
Website: www. zoo.com.sg
Night Safari 7:30pm-midnight daily (last adm 11 pm)
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