Falling in Love with Animals @ The Singapore Zoo

White Tiger

The Singapore Zoo is perhaps one of the most gorgeous zoos I’ve ever been to. In fact, the massive award-winning attraction has been known for having one of most beautiful wildlife park settings in the world, allowing animals to roam freely in open, naturalistic habitats. Despite the drizzly weather we had while venturing out into that wilderness, we still had an amazing time, craning our necks and shuffling around other tourists to get a closer look at the various critters housed in vast enclosures. When I say vast, I mean it. Some animals are even allowed to roam completely free around the zoo.

Singapore Zoo Orangutan Baby Crocodile

The grounds are almost ridiculously extensive, and wonderfully so. Along with all the different exhibits, there are animal petting corners, elephant and horse riding areas, restaurants, cafés, amphitheatres, fast food outlets, flower gardens, gift stores, ice cream parlours, tram stations, picnic sites, scenic lookouts and kid’s playgrounds scattered over 28 hectares of lush parkland. The ambitious zoo houses over 300 species of animals, of which at least 16% are considered threatened species. It attracts about 1.7 million visitors every year.

Spider Web Lily Pad

As we trekked through Cat Country, to the lands of Wild Africa, around the Australian Outback, through the Frozen Tundra, into the Fragile Forest, we saw many amazing animals. Big, small, dry, wet, bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian, insect… they have it all. Here is a small collection of pictures (in no particular order) that we took that I hope will give you the chance to sample the zoo through your computer screen at home. Enjoy!

White Cockatoo Greater Mouse Deer Squirrel Proboscis Monkey Proboscis Monkey Greater Flamingo Greater Flamingo White-handed Gibbon Asian Small-clawed Otter Asian Small-clawed Otter Lion-tailed Macaque Babirusa White Tiger White Tiger White Tiger White Tiger Pygmy Hippopotamus Pygmy Hippopotamus Baby Crocodiles Baby Crocodile Kangaroo Cassowary Banded Mongoose Banded Mongoose Peacock Hamadryas Baboon Hamadryas Baboon Orangutan Animal Show Penguins Goeldi’s Monkey Chipmunk Sungei Buaya Ostrich Leopard Leopard Lion Giraffe Giraffe Giraffe Giraffe Meerkat Meerkat Meerkat Meerkat Zebra Zebra Zebra Cotton-Top Tamarin Cotton-Top Tamarin Turtle Asian Small-clawed Otter Asian Small-Clawed Otter Red Dragonfly Blue Dragonfly Polar Bear White Rhinoceros White Rhinoceros Grey Crowned Crane Grey Crowned Crane Indian Star Tortoise Pond Terrapin Terrapin Fruit Bats Orangutan Orangutan Baby Orangutan Red-ruffed Lemur Pelican Pelican THE SINGAPORE ZOO
80 Mandai Lake Road
Singapore 729826
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 6:00pm (daily)
Admission: SGD$22 (adult), SGD$14 (child)
http://www.zoo.com.sg

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16 thoughts on “Falling in Love with Animals @ The Singapore Zoo

  1. Just… wow. You captured some amazing shots Angie! I love them all. It’s been years since I’ve visited the Singapore zoo. I remember going on a night safari there on one occasion… was so much fun. Thanks for sharing these moments with us! xx

    1. No problem, Laura! Every time I go back there, there’s always something new to look at and new projects starting up. It’s like they’re constantly trying to improve and build on all that they already have. And that’s a wonderful thing in the name of wildlife conservation!

  2. Great photos! Especially the mercat standing on its hind legs! They recently revamped the zoo and opened the River Safari but I haven’t seen the new developments yet. Looks like I must really make my way down!

    1. Thank you! I felt quite lucky to have taken that picture! Meerkats aren’t the easiest subjects to photograph! They’re all shy and skittish most of the time, so good shots of them are few and far between. But therein lies the gratification of waiting patiently and scoring a lovely picture!

      James and I were looking forward to seeing this River Safari thing when we were there, but a number of their main exhibitions were closed that day (I think it’s still a really new attraction), so we decided to leave it for our next trip back!

  3. I can’t remember if it’s the same place that I went to several years ago, but it was very impressive. I believe we did the night visit, in order to see all the animals when they wake up. I’m not fond of zoos but this one was definitely something else. Gorgeous pictures by the way! :)

    1. The Night Safari is a separate zoo altogether, but in the same location and run by the same non-profit organisation (Wildlife Reserves Singapore). Zoos are not places to be easily fond of, but at least it seems the ones in Singapore are more naturalistic than most and offer a lot of room for the animals to wander! :)

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