Wildlife encounters in Singapore

by Sals2

If you love encounters with exciting animals then there are some amazing experiences waiting for you in Singapore! One of the most famous is the incredible Singapore Night Safari. This is a true night zoo where you get to see all that the resident animals get up to after dark – including hunting, mating, playing or foraging.

The Singapore Night Safari is one of the most popular attractions in Singapore and deservedly so. Extending over 40 hectares of land, it is home to 1000 animals of 100 different species which roam free within the confines of eight different geographical areas, representing different types of habitat.

Visitors can explore the night zoo by taking a number of walking trails or riding in a special tram. Taking the tram is less energetic but it only shows you 18 exhibits whereas by using the walking trails you can get to see a total of 41 exhibits.

If you are wondering how you can actually see the animals in the dark, then don’t worry, the designers of the Singapore Night Safari have come up with an ingenious solution. The zoo is lit with special ‘moon-glow’ lighting, which is bright enough for you to see what is going on but not so bright that it disturbs the animals.

Another wonderful wildlife experience in Singapore is the Jurong Bird Park. One of the largest collections of birds in the world, the Park is home to 4000 birds from 380 different species. The Park is designed so the birds have as much space as possible to fly and move around in conditions that are as close as possible to their natural habitats.

Make sure you see the Jurong Bird Park’s acclaimed “Kings of the Skies” show, in which birds of prey such as eagles, hawks and falcons demonstrate their incredible flying skills. And check out the swimming skills of the pelicans at “Pelican Cove”, the world’s most comprehensive collection of pelicans.

Another highlight of Jurong Bird Park is the largest walk-in aviary in the world – the “African Waterfall Aviary”, which boasts more than 1,500 birds that are native to Africa.