The Singapore Zoological Gardens, an open-concept zoo which is home to more than 2,000 creatures, has attracted international acclaim because of its clever use of rock walls and streams as natural barriers. Next to the Zoo is the Night Safari, another world class attraction, where you can look a single-horned rhinoceros in the eye, prowl through the dark with a pack of striped hyenas and look out for leopards. The Jurong Bird park is one of the world's largest and most impressive aviaries, and a refuge for over 8,000 birds of 600 different species from all over the world.
Jurong Bird Park is the world's largest bird park and home to over 8,000 birds of some 600 species. Take the air-conditioned panorail through the park for a panoramic view. Alternatively, you can scroll through the park's footpaths and admire these lovely feathered creatures at a leisurely pace.
The Pools Amphitheatre's bird shows, featuring hilarious performances by flamingos, macaws, hornbills and cockatoos, are a hit with children. At the Penguin Parade enclosure, catch more than 200 penguins of five species and 50 other sea-birds such as Inca terns and puffins. The Reverie enclosure, which simulates a natural freshwater river habitat, has over 20 species of ducks, fishes and turtles.
A wonderful al fresco dining experience awaits at The Lodge on Flamingo Lake. Savour Asian and Western cuisine beside a lovely lake filled with more than 300 pink flamingos.
The world's first Night Safari offers a unique and seldom seen peek into the jungle. Embark on a wonderful journey into 40 hectares of secondary forest and observe nocturnal animals in their natural surroundings, some of which are dangerously close to extinction. There are over 1,000 animals of over 100 exotic species to watch out for. Be greeted by extraordinary sights of the cape giraffe, bongo, blue sheep, striped hyena, golden jackal and the rare greater one-horned rhino. Ride past roaming animals in a tram or embark on any of the three walking trails leading through different habitats, each offering you diverse experiences. Whatever you do, this is going to be one wildlife experience that you would unlikely to forget!
The award-winning 28-hectare Singapore Zoological Gardens is home to over 3,000 animals, comprising 250 species of mammals, birds and reptiles, as well as some of the most endangered species today. These include the white rhino, Malayan tiger, Persian leopard, golden lion tamarin and sloth bear. The Fragile Forest reflects the fragile ecological relationship between plants, animals and mankind. Journey through Hamadryas Baboons - The Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia and come face to face with the hamadrya baboons and banded mongoose set in a cultural habitat of the tropical African savannah. You will be entertained by the pranks of these wild creatures at the daily animal shows. Enjoy a Wild Breakfast or Afternoon Tea with animals such as the witty binturong (bear-cat) and agile spider monkey.
Asia's most exciting tropical oceanarium, Underwater World, gives the visitors a fish-eye view of the mysteries of the sea. It's submerged tunnel, with a moving walk away, takes visitors past more than 2,500 marine creatures from 250 species. Be dazzled by intriguing sights such as the endangered Green and Hawksbill turtles and the weedy sea dragons which resemble the mythical Chinese dragons,
|piranhas and a dugong. Marvel at the iridescent jellyfish in specially-lit tanks. The more adventurous can dive with the sharks. At the Dolphin Lagoon, meet the cute pink dolphins and learn about the behavior and physiology of these highly intelligent marine mammals.|
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