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Singapore Zoo

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Singapore Zoo is a relatively new and very modern zoo and due to that a great place for both visitors and animals. Set in a rainforest environment, the ‘open concept’ of the zoo is a great way of getting a feel for how these animals truly interact with their natural habitats.

With this ‘Open Concept’ ideal, Singapore Zoo keeps the animal in

spacious, landscaped enclosures with only a dry or wet moat keeping them apart from the visitors. Thankfully the short tempered animals (leopards, jaguars and other creatures who may really like to get to grips with you) are kept in beautifully landscaped glass-fronted enclosures. Also thankfully, the cages that typify older zoos have been completely done away with. The zoo is slowly evolving into a more open, learning zoo. Interactive features have been incorporated and the exhibits keep everyone interested in the educational side of protection and conservation as well as mesmerised by the animals on display.

Near by the zoo are the Jurong Bird Park, which is worth a view if you like colourful feathers and the very cool Night Safari, the world’s first nocturnal zoo. It’s also the place where you get to watch tribal dances, fire-eating displays…and blow-pipe demonstrations. Obviously, these aren’t performed by the animals themselves, but a zoo that’s only open at night? I think that’s cool enough.

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Written by  John Johnston.

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