Singapore Zoo opened last June 27, 1973. The zoo is now celebrating its 40 years of giving fun and wonderful memories to kids and their parents. The zoo houses about 315 species of animal that dwell in 28 hectares or 69 acres of heavily forested land. The zoo, together with the adjacent Night Safari and Jurong BirdPark are operated by Wildlife Reserves Singapore. Singapore zoo displays the animals in naturalistic open exhibits but with hidden fences, moats, barriers and glass between animals and its spectators. The zoo has a lot to offer. Here’s an idea:
Visitors need not worry about the safety of their kids because animals are safely kept and enclosed. If you don’t see anything that can deter animals from getting near you, don’t worry because there are barriers, moats and glasses hidden from plain sight. This is to maintain that naturalistic “open” idea. Aside from exhibits, you can also enjoy several rides like trams, boats, horse carriage, pony, wagons and many others.
Education and Conservation
The zoo is committed to wildlife conservation with the help of research programs. There is Wildlife Healthcare & Research Centre that is doing its best to protect and conserve the wildlife.
The zoo offers a lot of shows or activities for the family. There is this “Breakfast with an Orangutan” where a visitor can have a chance to meet, greet and interact with the Orangutans. “Rainforest Fights Back” is another show that showcases animals and performers.
If you want to see the elephants, you can consider the “Elephants at Work and Play” show. There is “Splash Safari” where you can see seals, sea lions and pelicans execute tricks. For kids, there is “Animal Friends” that feature domesticated animals like dogs and parrots executing some tricks.
Friends of the Zoo
Friends of the zoo is a loyalty program where visitors can sign up for a year pass with a lot of privileges.