Singapore’s award-winning zoo is the home to over 300 species of animals, birds and reptiles. This place is a paradise for Animal enthusiasts. From baboons in the Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia to komodo dragons in the Reptile Garden, The Singapore Zoo is an amazing place to visit and enjoy watching these animals in artificially created natural habitats. The Zoo has a special section for kids with a plethora of activities like water playground, obstacle course and farmyard animals.
80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Tel: +65 6269 3411
MRT: You can take the MRT Train near to Singapore Zoo. From there you can hop no to a bus of any of these numbers 927, 138, and 926
Shuttle: Shuttle runs between Khatib MRT Station (NS14) to the Singapore Zoo every 20 minutes.
Bus: There are direct bus services that take you straight to the Singapore Zoo. You catch them at Suntec City, Singapore Flyover, Orchid hotel, Mandarin hotel. These buses have fixed timings.
Singapore Zoo is one of the best zoos in the world. It was open to the crowd in the year 1973. The zoo spans across 69 acres in Singapore's densely forested area. The zoo is home to more than 300 species of reptiles, mammals, birds freely roaming around in the sprawling area.
Animals do not live in the cages here, however the set-up is in a safe and suitable environment. The zoo offers open exhibits with hidden glass, and moats, as fencing between the animals and visitors.
There are 2,800 animals living under one roof, all from different set of origins. The Singapore Zoo, home to many animals, comprises some of rarest species of animals, birds, and reptiles. The golden monkey from China is one of them, followed by Giant pandas, White Tigers and many more.
The zoo was designed to bring mankind much closer to the animals to witness the true beauty of the wildlife. There are underwater galleries from where one can watch hippos and crocs swimming. There are orangutans in large numbers with whom one can share their food. There are 11 animal zones from Australia to Africa, some of which are Treetops Trail, Rep Topia, Fragile Forest, Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia, Australasia, and Frozen Tundra.
A glimpse of some rare species of wildlife is truly a memorable experience. There is a play zone area for children called as Rainforest Kidz world, where the children get a chance to feed goats and head over to the pets’ corner to catch a site of rabbits. Visitors can take snapshots with animals much closer than one could be.
Special events and exhibitions are frequently organized in the Singapore Zoo where visitors can get a lot of insights in to the amazing wildlife residing within the premises.
One of the interesting shows, mainly for the elephant lovers, is one where elephants play within their habitat alongside the mahouts. They do the task of lifting, pushing, basically something that will make the audience laugh their wits out. Also, there’s Animal Friend Show, which is aimed at making a difference to inspire people to love animals.