Exploring Singapore Zoo After Dark

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Most big cities have them and most families enjoy their time visiting them. Food is sold there in all of its sugary goodness and experiences are had there that couldn’t be had in otherwise natural settings.

Yes, we’re talking about a zoo; a place where families can see wildlife that they wouldn’t be able to see in their natural habitats. And if you’re looking for a zoo experience unlike any other look no further than the Singapore Zoo and the first place to offer a night safari adventure that shows visitors the animals in a nocturnal setting during hours you normally wouldn’t see them.

According to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), these types of settings attract over 181 million visitors annually—more than the MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL combined! Furthermore, zoo visits are near the top of the list as the family activity of choice across the world with two out of every three adult visitors to zoos doing so with children. Families love zoo experiences because of the chance to see animals, besides their pets, up close, and many families even find a trip to the zoo educational for their children.

The Singapore Zoo is no different—offering an educational and unforgettable experience with up-close encounters with various forms of wildlife; with the most favored typically being Night Safari. This is a one-of-a-kind activity for families, offering the world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals where families learn about the animals through nighttime life, including an in-depth listening experience to the sounds that differentiate the animals.

Welcoming over 1.1 million visitors a year, people come from all over the world to experience this unique safari that features over 2,500 animals in their naturalistic nocturnal habitats.

Visitors along the late-night safari will experience everything from the Himalayan Foothills to the sights and sounds of the Asian Riverine Forest. You’ll travel with a guided tram and experience seven geographical zones of the world. And if you’re the adventurous type, you can jump off the tram at one of the many designated areas and explore the walking trails to see even more animals that wouldn’t be available from the tram. Your trip to the Singapore Zoo’s nighttime safari will open your family’s eyes to the wondrous world of nocturnal animals more so than any other experience.

Your time spent here will be different from any other zoo adventure you’ve had. Everything from Malayan flying foxes to giant flying squirrels will greet you at one of the two giant aviaries, while leopards and wallabies highlight the majestic animals you’ll encounter along your journey. Dining options are nearly unlimited, and special safari tours even take the food on the go with you through the award-winning Gourmet Safari Express.

No matter how you choose to see the Singapore Zoo and the Night Safari, one thing is for sure, these experiences will stick with you for the rest of your life. Nowhere else in the world will you be educated as to the nocturnal habits of wildlife while also spending quality time together as a family during your trip to Singapore.



This post was created by InterContinental Hotels Group. IHG operates over 4,700 hotels in 100 countries and territories through nine different hotel brands. For more tips for exploring Singapore and beyond, follow them on Twitter: @IGH.


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