Singapore Zoo was the biggest zoo I’ve visited so far. When I was drafting my first day DIY Singapore itinerary, I decided to tag Singapore Zoo as the first place to visit and the time frame to explore this place was from 8:30 am to 10:30 am; however, when I got there I spent almost 5 hours, I didn’t expect this zoo was huge plus the fact that it rained.
The entrance fee was SG$20 for adults, but before buying the ticket, I saw a brochure with “$3 off admission” by just presenting it to the cashier together with your passport. So I grabbed it and only paid SG$17 YAY.
Going inside, grab a map with a comprehensive guide to help you explore the zoo. Don’t forget to catch shows like “Splash Safari” and “Elephants At Work and Play” while exploring. Animal feeding have schedules as well, you just have to buy their foods from the caretakers and feed them.
Cotton-top tamarins is said to be one of the endangered primates. They have a life span of 25 years from it’s captivity which is longer than its life in the wild about 14-16 years only.
Sleeping scarlet Macaw
Fun facts! Tigers not only have stripes on their fur, but also on their skin. Tigers normally do not attack humans unlike lions. After big kill, they may not eat again for a week or two.
This is how far a full grown tiger can jump
Yes! Finally I saw a kangaroo! It’s amazing that they do really have pockets hehe.
The Hamadryas baboons
Elephants At Work and Play show
I wasn’t able to watch this show as I was busy touring around and became unaware of the schedule. However, I was able to watch the Rain Forest Show.
Rain Forest Fights Back show
Before the show started, I bought some snacks and at last I was able to rest my swelling feet for a while. I didn’t like the antagonist in this show, he was overacting, that’s why he’s the antagonist lol, annoying. But the show was very good, tells a story to preserve the nature for the wild.
Shit happened for which it rained so hard around 10:00 and I stayed in one of the shelters facing the huge vivaria where Jaguars were being observed by other tourists. I was trapped, some continued their journey and some stayed and waited for the rain to stop. I chose to continue, never mind the rain, I had my scarf to protect me and my camera bag is waterproof.
On my next blog update, you will see the difference between jaguar, leopard, and cheetah.