Singapore Zoo was opened in 1973 and is home to the largest captive colony of orangutans in the world. It also is very modern in its design in that many of the exhibits appear very natural with hidden enclosures and moats keeping the animals, and visitors, safe but giving that up close and personal feel.
I could sit and watch the animals all day, especially the monkeys, apes and orangutans and Singapore Zoo has an amazing number of different types of these.
I took over 200 photos on the day so it's been hard to narrow down some favourites to share with you today.
I spent most of the day at the Zoo but given that I also had a pass to the River Safari next door I wanted to make sure I had time to visit there as well.
The Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Night Safari are all in the same area and a short half an hour taxi ride from the city. You can train and bus it but I found taxi easiest and reasonably priced.
The River Safari is home to the Giant Panda Forest where you can meet Kai Kai and Jia Jia, China's gift to Singapore in 2012 (although they are apparently only on a ten year loan).
I was lucky enough to see both Pandas wandering around their climate-controlled biodome as one of them doesn't always like to come out of their den and visitors can only see them on monitors, so I felt pretty lucky!
Do you enjoy watching the animals?
Which one is your favourite?
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