Singapore Zoo

| August 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Zoo Hours: 8.30 AM to 6PM weekdays & weekendsSingapore Zoo 300x204 Singapore Zoo

The Singapore Zoo is a 28-hectare menagerie located within the heavily forested Upper Seletar Reservoir containing about 315 species of animals, 50 of which are endangered. The zoo is divided into several sections, as listed below. The zoo is open from 8.30 AM to 6PM.

Zoo Denizens

  • The Australian Outback is simulated in this ‘barren’ piece of the zoo. Bouncy kangaroos, frilled-neck lizards, emus, carpet python, sugar gliders, cassowary, cockatoos and bearded dragons all await visitors who want to experience a slice of the Land Down Under.
  • The Cat Country of the Singapore Zoo is where a ‘cat’ lover can get up close and personal with jaguars, leopards, and lions. The glass-fronted enclosures have been well-designed to provide visitors with a clear view of the graceful animals while keeping them in their ‘cages.’
  • The Critters Longhouse is where small mammals from all over the world huddle together. The Goeldi’s monkeys, one of the primates in the critically endangered list, are ‘minimized’ gorillas and are popular among visitors. The spotted mousedeer, the ground squirrel, the kinkajous and the porcupines coexist happily.
  • The Elephants of Asia is showcased in a one-hectare enclosure that also houses their other facilities: mud wallows, bathing pools, Myanmar-inspired thatched huts and viewing lofts. Visitors get to touch these domesticated giants as they get an educational lecture on the role of these Asian beasts of burden in the last 4,000 years of its domestication.
  • The Orang Utan was the first species that the Singapore Zoo put out on display when it first opened to the public in 1973. There are presently 24 of these apes that visitors can watch living in large social groups in a naturalistic enclosed setting. The Zoo boasts that although there are orang utans in zoos the world over, they have been the only one to display these primates in such a large social group. “Breakfast with an Orangutan” is a zoo program that allows visitors to break bread with these hairy primates. The ‘orangs’ are free ranging, so visitors need to keep to the designated boardwalk to be safe.
  • The Singapore Zoo’s Polar Bears, Sheba and Inuka, are presently not available for public viewing as they are being temporarily housed while their new home, as large as three times than the previous one, is being constructed.
  • The Primate Kingdom part of the zoo is exactly that: a kingdom. An impressive mélange of monkeys can be viewed living a ‘captive’ yet free-ranging life in the landscaped islands designed to mimic their natural environment. Black and white colobus monkeys, lion-tailed macaques, patas and Celebes monkeys, black spider monkeys, Douc and Javan langurs, and the endearing brown capuchins happily swing on the treetops they call home.
  • The Reptile Garden is where visitors can catch the fearsome Komodo dragons who roam freely in their habitats in the Komodo Island of Indonesia. Aldabra giant tortoises, rhino iguana and false gharials round up the reptilian entourage.
  • Wild Africa depicts the mosaic interaction of animals in Dark Continent. No zoo is complete without well-represented denizens of the African savannahs: White rhino, cheetah, African wild dog, zebra, giraffe and African lion give viewers a feel of African safari.
  • The “Splash Safari” or is the zoo’s program that focuses on mammals and birds. This is a truly child-centered program where children squeal with delight as they see seals and sea lions doing tricks. Manatees and pelicans do their own side shows that are equally lovable.
  • New arrival in the Singapore zoo is  panda which is kept in a special exhibit with its favorite bamboo trees and beautiful pond.

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