The Singapore Zoo is one of the country’s top attractions, drawing approximately 1.5 million visitors annually. From the outset, the Singapore Zoo adopted the modern, naturalistic and open concept in housing its animals. It makes use of moats concealed by vegetation or rock walls etc. to separate the animals from visitors. The Singapore Zoo is home to the largest social group of 25 Orangutans in the world. In addition, the zoo’s breeding program was successful, with the birth of a polar bear in the tropics. There is a myriad of activities within the zoo. From tram rides, to animal shows and presentations, visitors can also dine with orangutans in the “breakfast with an orangutan” program.
Set up in 1973, the Singapore Zoo is one of the most acclaimed zoos in the world despite its young age. In addition to the “open” enclosure policy, the zoo consistently strives to provide living conditions that are as close to that in the wild, with the use of naturalistic rock faces, moats and trenches. If simply strolling around the 29 hectare park isn’t enough for you, there are numerous shows that you can catch throughout the day! These will certainly get you in the mood for more animal-visiting!
With 410 species of animals and numerous activities to enjoy, the zoo, open 365 days a year, promises an entire day of fun. It is also highly recommended that you cross over to the neighbouring night safari in the evening for a complete zoo experience! You can purchase a combined zoo/night safari ticket as well, take note that you must specify whether you are visiting both parks on the same day or on separate days. For further information (suggested itinerary, food outlets etc.) on visiting the zoo, click here to visit the Singapore zoo website.