The Singapore Zoo is a garden - lush and green with specks of colours. Lovely landscaping, spectacular views of the Seletar Reservoir and the sound of cascades, make a walk around the Zoo a truly pleasant experience. Though leopards, pumas and jaguars still have to be kept behind bars, this is a thoughtful, humane place, which manages to approximate the natural habitats of the animals it holds. There are over two thousand animals here, representing more than 240 species, so it's best to allow a whole day for your visit.
Key Attractions :
The 3-hectare Children's World is divided into Play Land and Animal Land. Play Land provides the opportunity for children to utillise the conventinal play equipment, while at Animal Land, domesticated animals such as cows, sheep, goats, rabbits, pigs, horses, ducks and geese are on display. Children can have 'hands on' experience with chicks, rabbits and some baby animals at Pets' Corner.
The 1-hectare kingdom houses approximately 100 primates of 11 species. These include the lion-tailed macaques, patas or Hussar monkeys, celebes apes, colobus monkeys and capuchins.
A prime example typifying different species of animals residing harmoniously in on habitat as in in the wild. You will find the white-tailed gnu displayed with gemsbok and the zebras resides with the scimitar-horned oryx.
THE NIGHT SAFARI
The Night Safari is the world's first wildlife park built to be viewed at night. It is not an ordinary zoo simply illuminated by night or a modern version of nocturnal houses found in many zoos. Set in 40 hectares of dense secondary forest, the Night Safari offers guests the unique experience of exploring wildlife in a tropical jungle at night.
The birth of the Night Safari is a result of a combination of factors. Displaying tropical animals at night seemed ideal since 90% of them are nocturnal and therefore most active after dusk. Singapore's predictable sunset at around 7.30pm and cool nights with little rainfall mean fewer operational problems for an outdoor night attraction.