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Singapore Zoo

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The Singapore Zoo is a very special zoo, not just an ordinary one you can find anywhere in the world. This beautiful Zoo is aiming the animals’ wellbeing and this way their land of living is a lot bigger than in any zoo and even, several harmless species can go around freely in the territory of Singapore Zoo. This wonderful place is a must-see for all families and animal fans. If you are from the adventurous type, you should not miss the famous Night Safari tour of the Singapore Zoo: a great and even greater experience!


The Singapore Zoo or locally called the Mandai Zoo is a 28-hectare large territory absolutely created as a wildlife jungle in order for the animals to feel at home over here. The Zoo itself is located within a natural reserve and the whole complex is operated by the Wildlife Reserves Singapore whose tasks is to make sure of all animals and plants wellbeing together with the operating of the several tourist programmes such as the Night Safari. The Zoo gives home for 315 species among which about 16% is endangered. The Zoo proudly gives home to the largest group of orang-utans ever lived in a zoo. From the time of its opening in 1973 the zoo was nature conscious and proved no chains and other ways of cages but worked with hidden barriers in order for both the animals and the visitors feel better inside. As said before the species here get a much larger place for their area so that they can feel good within the Singapore Zoo.


The Singapore Zoo looks amazing featuring wildlife landscapes, lots of trees and plants creating a jungle atmosphere, with making it even more beautiful with pools waterfalls for the animals to enjoy. This Zoo attracts the largest crowd of people and considered among the best ever zoos in the world. Either you can walk or you can use a many sorts of transportation just like pony or horseback rides even on a boat, a tram, a stroller or wagons. This surely makes your visit a lot more colourful in the great Singapore Zoo. Singapore Zoo, together with the Night Safari contribute largely to help the operations of the Wildlife Healthcare and Research Centre which has opened in 2006 and its been considered great in preserving the nature helping and healing animals doing lots of efforts for the animals of the Zoo and in whole Singapore in cooperation with other organizations. The Singapore Zoo is very proud to have been the first tropical zoo in the world to have bread a polar bear called Inuka.


Singapore Zoo has several great and funny programs for the children. Among these, we can enlist breakfast with an orang-utan during which you can meet and interact with an orang-utan. Other programs include feedings and the animal keepers teaching for the children about animals. Other great shows include the “Rainforest Fights Back” show, which is a play for the children played by actors alongside animals fighting for the forest this way teaching the children to protect and love the nature.


The Night Safari is a fantastic journey partly on foot and on the river when you can see Zoo animals living their lives, eating, washing or hunting at night. This is one of the best ever programs in the world including several performances as well; so do not miss it out! Among the future projects of Singapore Zoo, we can find the great program called River Safari scheduled to start in 2012. This cruise will open another large area for the zoo with 5000 animals including 500 species. Singapore Zoo also aims to host and rebreed the giant Panda, which is famously very hard to keep or breed in captivity, and it’s very sensitive to any changes so the Zoo has already planted and grows their beloved bamboo, the only thing pandas eat in an 8 thousand square meter large territory. They will live in a temperature-controlled area. Another great area will be the Frozen Tundra part of the zoo which will be in a large also temperature controlled area in order to house polar and tundra animals such as polar beer, racoon dogs.


In order to get to the Singapore Zoo used the bus Nr. 171 going from Raffles Hotel or Orchard road or from the Mandai Road. For more information, call the Raffles Hotel. Singapore Zoo is alone standing beautifully attraction of Singapore, which is really worth visiting.