Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) manages the world-leading zoological institutions—Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari and Singapore Zoo.
Last April 19, 2018 I got the chance to visit the three out of four attractions. Come and I will provide a meaningful and memorable wildlife experiences with you.
It has been known to have among the most beautiful settings in the world, where animals roam freely in open and natural habitats.
Set in a rainforest environment, Singapore Zoo’s world famous “open concept” offers the the opportunity to experience and be inspired by the wonders of nature.
Instead of just observing the animals, educational content designed in an interactive mode is a feature of all exhibits. These interpretatives aim to convey facts about the animals and messages about wildlife.
There are animal presentations like Rainforest Fight Back, Elephants at Work and Play, Splash Safari, Animal Friends Show.
According to WRS, there are over 300 (of which 26% are threatened) and over 2,800 number of animal specimens.
Admission Charges S$33.00 (adult), S$22.00 (child 3-12 years)
Tram charges S$5.00 (adult) , S$3.00 (child 3-12 years)
Opening hours 8:30am -6:00pm daily
River Safari is Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park, and is the latest addition to Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s portfolio of award winning parks.
It is designed to profile freshwater habitats from iconic rivers of the world such as the Amazon River, Mekong River and River Nile.
The idea of the Amazon flooded Forest was developed to give the visitors a breathtaking view of the underwater forest and its wildlife inhabitants.
River Safari is also home to a pair of giant pandas that resides in a climate-controlled exhibit along the Yangtze River zone.
The park is designed to recreate the sights and sounds of each river zone from exhibit design to the represented animal collection to help visitors learn about the cultures and wildlife, and to inspire them to contribute to conservation efforts.
This river-themed wildlife park can be explored on foot by walking alongside freshwater aquariums, luscious walk-through exhibits and on board boat rides. 85% of the park’s animal collection can be viewed on foot while the rest is seen on boat rides. The park is divided into iconic river zones showcasing aquatic and terrestrial animals representing each zone.
Opening hours: 10:00am -7:00pm
Admission charges (including River Safari Cruise boat ride) : S$30.00 (adult) , S$20.00 (child 3-12 years)
Night Safari is the world’s first nocturnal wildlife park.
According to WRS, it spans 35 hectares of secondary forest and is home to over animals of close to 120 species, of which 35% are threatened.
A large part of the park is designed to bring visitors on a 40-minute tram ride through six geographic regions, from the Himalayan foothills to the jungles of Southeast Asia.
Four interlinked walking trails offer close encounters which threatened and endangered species such as fishing cat, leopard, east lodge, wallaby. Other attractions include the Creatures of the Night Show which showcases the predatory and survival instincts of nocturnal animals, as well as fire eating performances by Thumbuakar tribal dancers.
Admission charges (inclusive of tram ride): S$45.00 (adult), S$30.00 (child 3-12 years)
Opening hours: 7:30pm – 12 midnight daily
SIngapore Zoo, River Safari and Night Safari are situated at 80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826 while Jurong Bird is located at 2 Jurong Hill Singapore 62895
For more information visit their website at Wildlife Reserves Singapore.
So when in Singapore, include this WRS activities in your itinerary you will definitely have an ultimate and memorable wildlife experiences.