Singapore Zoo

Adult orangutan at the Singapore zoo

The Singapore Zoo is a world-famous animal park, featuring open exhibits that allow the animals to roam in an environment similar to their native habitat. The park is part of Singapore Wildlife Reserves, which hosts four animal parks including Jurong Bird Park, River Safari and Night Safari. The zoo is the jewel in the crown with over 300 species in beautiful natural settings. The orangutans have two free-roaming areas where visitors can view these animals swinging from the tree tops.

Adult orangutan at the Singapore zoo

Orangutans are the flagship animals of the zoo and they hold a special place in the hearts of visitors. The nearby habitat of orangutans is in critical danger due to deforestation and forest fires. Throughout the region, slash-and-burn farming techniques are used, mainly for the benefit of palm oil crops. Not only do these fires destroy the homes of numerous species, it creates a thick, particle haze that makes both humans and animals sick.

Baby orangutan at the Singapore zoo

The zoo also has token feeding sessions for many animals. For a small donation, you can feed rhinos, manatees, giraffes and many more. There are also free feedings to observe, of carnivorous animals such as crocodiles and white tigers. Pick up a schedule as you enter the zoo for timings of these free and token feeding sessions.

Mandrill at the singapore zoo

Lemur at the Singapore zoo

One of my favorite sections of the zoo is the Fragile Forest. This is a gigantic biodome filled with local flora and many species of animals, including lemurs, sloths, mouse deer, and Malayan flying foxes. Zoos aren’t for everyone, but I think if you are at all inclined to visit an animal park, you can’t go wrong with a visit to the Singapore zoo.

Lemurs at the Singapore zoo

This post is part of the a-z challenge.

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    • May 1, 2016 at 3:31 pm
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      Thank you for visiting me during the challenge!

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  • May 1, 2016 at 12:36 pm
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    You take absolutely stunning photos! I seriously feel like I was right there with you. What lens did you use for these amazing zoo photos? Last time I went to a zoo, I made sure to bring my zoom lens. I’m looking to upgrade to a nicer model sometime in the near future! The Fragile Forest sounds lovely. All I can do is daydream about it now, but maybe one day I will visit. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • May 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm
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      Thank you Angie! Unfortunately, I do not own the lens I used for these photos. I took them on a Zoo Walk with Nikon and was able to borrow an AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens to use with our D5300 DX camera. It was a great lens and fun photo walk.

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  • May 2, 2016 at 7:34 am
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    Ok, I had to stop reading your A-Z posts in order today, when the Singapore Zoo was the first post I saw! Always interested to see and hear of various zoos and the different species they house. Singapore Zoo sounds very nice. Great pictures, too! And awesome job on the A-Z Challenge! Nicely done! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Alright, now back to your “R” post, so I can get caught up!

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    • May 2, 2016 at 3:06 pm
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      Thanks Carleen. I think the Singapore Zoo is really one of the best there is. You’d love it.

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  • May 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm
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    I went there many years ago and I remember it being a highlight for me. Of course I loved the Orangutans but I thought what the zoo did really was to in creating natural boundaries between many of the enclosures. In many ways it didn’t feel like a zoo. Had spent the entire day there and I think I still missed a few things…

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    • June 10, 2016 at 10:07 pm
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      Yes, I agree. The way the zoo seems so open is very impressive.

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