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Published: September 7th 2009
If Carlsberg did Zoo’s, it would do Singapore Zoo. The last zoo we went to was in Santiago and we left there a bit depressed after seeing only one animal per cage. They looked totally unhappy and it is not a zoo I would advise anyone to visit. Singapore Zoo on the other hand is the complete opposite. Orang-utans roam freely around the zoo and you can get so close to the animals sometimes you wonder are you too close. The big difference with this zoo and every other one we have been to is that the animals move around in their enclosure. Baboon’s ran from a distance at top speed and hurtled themselves head over heels into the river surrounding their home. We accidentally walked in on two turtles having a moment but that didn’t stop them. Otters cried up at passers by looking for attention and provided and good few minutes entertainment. Even the polar bear was diving into his pool and swimming around. One of the coolest animals we saw was a Pigmy Hippo. Again they moved around their pool and seemed happy. The surrounding area and the grounds the zoo were built on offer an excellent home
for these animals. The zoo is made up of different regions of the world e.g. the Australian outback, African safari, Borneo jungle etc etc. It’s a great zoo and definitely not worth missing if you are in Singapore.
The Night Safari was excellent too. Rated as the top thing to do in Singapore we couldn’t leave without doing it. Obviously its at night time so when we were finished in the zoo we had dinner and then went to the Safari. It started off with a big fire show from a tribe ‘claiming’ to be from the Borneo jungle. It was excellent and had everyone entertained. After that we went to the animal show. All animals in the show are nocturnal so flash photography is not allowed. They eventually threatened to stop the show unless people turned off the flash it was that bad. We sat up the front, mainly hoping I would get called up to hold a python or wrestle a lion or something like that. It didn’t happen though. The show was very funny and if an animal didn’t want to do anything it wasn’t forced. They just told us that the animal wasn’t in the
mood and that was their choice. The treatment of the animals is excellent in the zoo and safari.
There are trails you can take around the safari and also a train as well. We took the train first as it went to parts the trails didn’t. It was amazing to see how active the animals were at night. Some animals you could touch if you wanted but it was highly unadvised. When finished we completed all the trails. My favourite part was the tiger. When we got to him he stared out the window for a while. Then he got up faced towards the widow and stared out at us with a look that said "you know that glass is the only thing protecting you". Normally in zoo’s animals don’t pass any heed to people outside widows looking in at them. Maybe at day time they cant see out. I don’t know, but this tiger definitely could see out and he definitely wanted a peace of us!! We couldn’t take any photos as you are not allowed use your flash and any photos taken without come out blurry. It’s a big day for me tomorrow. I’m 29+1 as some
one pointed out to me. Michelle has something in store for me so I cant wait.
In a bit. DH
Song of the blog: Oasis - Columbia
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