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Enjoy an adventurous night safari at the Singapore Zoo

June 24th, 2015


Have you ever thought of visiting wildlife in the middle of the night? Even the most adventurous and daring people would have dreaded this thought at least some point of time. But when it is Singapore, nothing is actually impossible. Singapore offers the world’s first nocturnal zoo visiting opportunity to its visitors.
Although the concept was first introduced by the executive chairman of the Singapore Zoo during 1980s, but it took 14 years to materialise this thought and it was in the year 1994 that the nocturnal Singapore Zoo was opened for the public. It is an 86 acre land that is adjacent to the secondary rainforest of Upper Seletar Reservoir and is home to over 2,500 animals of 130 species. Amongst these, there are the harmless as well as harmful animals, along with the friendly ones. However, the zoo and the night safari are well managed by the Wildlife Reserves Singapore and makes sure that the visitors stay harmless.
What to expect at the night safari?
Although it is named as a safari, it is actually a wildlife park where all the nocturnal animals are housed in a dimly lit atmosphere. There are four walking trails in the night safari park that you can walk through to check out the wildest of animals. There are the Fishing Cat Trail and the Leopard Trail that will bring you the largest collection of animals that are exclusive and indigenous to Southeast Asia. As you walk through the Wallaby Trail, you can experience the Australian natives like the giant flying squirrels or the Malayan flying foxes gliding through the air near you.
How are the safaris conducted?
There is a 35 minute tram ride that will take you through the seven geographical zones of the world, where all the animals from different zones and regions of the world are brought. Whether it is an animal that comes from the swampy banks of Equatorial Africa or an animal that is native to the Himalayan Foothills, there are so many things that you will have to notice that you will simply be mesmerized and stunned to look out the variety of wildlife staying in here.
But you can also take the private rides in which you will be offered a buggy ride VIP style in which an expert guide will let you know about the detailed and cool insider facts of the animals and you will be visiting past the animals, without a need to walk, just by sitting on these luxurious and cosy buggies. You can also enjoy the Gourmet Safari Express dining experience in which you will be served a complete five course meal with mock tails. Whether you are a night owl or an prompt sleeper, this is a place that you must holiday when you come to Singapore. It is a must experience event and worth staying up late for. There is no other way that you will be able to experience these animals so close.