Singapore Wildlife

For such a metropolitan destination, Singapore has a surprisingly diverse wildlife. This is mostly thanks to its nature reserves, which help form the habitats for the country's 60 species of mammals, 365 species of birds, 107 species of reptiles and 28 species of amphibians.

Some creatures are endangered, such as the cream-coloured giant squirrel, the banded leaf monkey and the Malaysian porcupine. Often-spotted mammals include the long-tailed macaque, the plantain squirrel and the wild pig, while the largest reptiles in the country are the estuarine crocodile and the reticulated python, although geckos are far more common. 

Night Safari
With over 1,000 animals from 120 different species, the world's first nocturnal wildlife park brings the mysteries of the jungle into the light. Thanks to clever lighting techniques that replicate moonlight, you can watch Cape buffalo, blue sheep, striped hyena, rhinoceros and more roaming freely through 40 hectares of lush forest. Eight zones recreate geographic regions from the African savannah to the South American lowlands. There are three walking trails, plus a 45-minute tram ride.

Jurong Bird Park
Asia’s largest bird park is home to more than 9,000 birds from 600 different species; an ornithologist's heaven. See birds of prey in action; watch 200 penguins through a panoramic viewing gallery; visit the Southeast Asian Birds Aviary, where a thunderstorm is simulated once a day; see chirping African birds against the backdrop of the world's highest man-made waterfall, and eat lunch in a glass restaurant surrounded by over 1,000 flamingos.

Singapore Zoo
From elegant white tigers to big-nosed proboscis monkeys, this popular day out is a chance to meet more than 2,800 creatures and birds from the animal kingdom. The zoo’s naturalistic, ‘open’ exhibits use hidden barriers, moats and raised walkways to make you feel as close to the animals as possible. Highlights include the largest captive colony of orangutans in the world. 

River Safari
Designed to mimic iconic rivers of the world, Asia's first river-themed wildlife park opened in early 2013 and takes you through habitats like the Amazon, Yangtze, Mekong and Nile rivers, with water and land creatures from each region. Keep your eyes peeled to spot endangered manatee, cute squirrel monkeys and even a pair of giant pandas.



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