LITTLE ZOO HOO WILDLIFE WARRIORS CAN DISCOVER WAYS TO SAVE THE EARTH IN SINGAPORE ZOO THIS DECEMBER

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Visitors are invited to go wild with fun activities like token feeding surprises,
warrior trail stations and play sessions every weekend from 6 – 28 December

Snap a photo with the Zoo Hoo Mascots at Singapore Zoo this year-end holidays before going on the Wildlife Warrior Trail to learn more about loving and saving wildlife through play and game. Zoo Hoo 2014 at Singapore Zoo happens every weekend from 6-28 December.  PHOTO CREDIT: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Snap a photo with the Zoo Hoo Mascots at Singapore Zoo this year-end holidays before going on the Wildlife Warrior Trail to learn more about loving and saving wildlife through play and game. Zoo Hoo 2014 at Singapore Zoo happens every weekend from 6-28 December.
PHOTO CREDIT: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Singapore, 19 November 2014 – Let the little ones unleash their heroism and become Zoo Hoo Wildlife Warriors at Singapore Zoo every weekend from 6 – 28 December, which promises fun and educational activities such as game challenges, art and craft stations and an interactive play and storytelling experience.

Kids on the Wildlife Warrior Trail (WWT) will learn ways to protect and save threatened animal species such as the orang utan, white rhinoceros, and Asian elephant. The first 350 kids to complete the trail every activity day will be rewarded with a special WWT goodie!

Along the way, enjoy art and craft sessions and make bottle cap badges, stickers and even your own 2015 calendar. Zoo Hoo 2014 at Singapore Zoo happens every weekend from 6-28 December.  PHOTO CREDIT: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Along the way, enjoy art and craft sessions and make bottle cap badges, stickers and even your own 2015 calendar. Zoo Hoo 2014 at Singapore Zoo happens every weekend from 6-28 December.
PHOTO CREDIT: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Wildlife Warrior Trail

Date:          6-28 December 2014 (weekends only)

Venue:       Singapore Zoo (80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826)

Fee:           Free of charge

Notes:       Singapore Zoo admission rates of $28.00 (adult) and $18.00 (child ages 3 to 12 years) apply

Highlights

Table of Activities

A DAZZLING TIME AWAITS AT NIGHT SAFARI’S MYSTICA

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200 lucky visitors who complete MYSTICA Quest each night will win sparkly prizes; Funtastical creatures & family fun await at park’s signature event between 21 Nov – 20 Dec

Image 1: The enchanting ensemble of Mystica inhabitants are waiting to welcome you to Night Safari this year end. This year, the park’s signature event will beckon guests to go on a Mystica Quest to collect multi-coloured wristbands in return for a glittery reward. Mystica will happen every Friday and Saturday night, from 21 November to 20 December.  Photo Credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Image 1: The enchanting ensemble of MYSTICA inhabitants are waiting to welcome you to Night Safari this year end. This year, the park’s signature event will beckon guests to go on a MYSTICA Quest to collect multi-coloured wristbands in return for a glittery reward. MYSTICA will happen every Friday and Saturday night, from 21 November to 20 December.
Photo Credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Singapore, 18 Nov 2014 – MYSTICA, the signature event of Night Safari, returns once again with an enchanting ensemble of wild mystical characters to light up the night.

Visitors to Night Safari will step into a wonderland of dazzling lights as they enter the park. There, they will be met by the mysterious and magical Island Keeper, who will encourage them to go on a MYSTICA Quest which will have them navigating challenges and solving puzzles to collect wristbands. Along the way, curious creatures will guide them. Be prepared to come face to face with the Ravishing Raven, the most divine of the MYSTICA inhabitants; the ebullient Jumparoo, with his springy dance steps; and the scintillating Slithery Snake, with her shimmery moves.

Image 2: MYSTICA’s most divine inhabitant, the Ravishing Raven is ever ready to take selfies with guests who approach him. This year, Night Safari’s signature event will beckon guests to go on a MYSTICA Quest to collect multi-coloured wristbands in return for a glittery reward.  Photo Credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

Image 2: MYSTICA’s most divine inhabitant, the Ravishing Raven is ever ready to take selfies with guests who approach him. This year, Night Safari’s signature event will beckon guests to go on a MYSTICA Quest to collect multi-coloured wristbands in return for a glittery reward.
Photo Credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

When visitors have collected all the multi-coloured wristbands and completed their MYSTICA Quest, they will be rewarded with a sparkly surprise. The first 200 guests who do so every event night will receive a glittery gift.

Tertiary students 17 years and above enjoy four adult admission tickets for the price of three for onsite purchases only. Other terms and conditions apply. More details are available at nightsafari.com.sg/mystica

Image 3: A young Night Safari guest gleefully poses for a photo with MYSTICA’s Golden Birds, with their glistening feathers. MYSTICA will happen every Friday and Saturday night, from 21 November to 20 December. Photo Credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

Image 3: A young Night Safari guest gleefully poses for a photo with MYSTICA’s Golden Birds, with their glistening feathers. MYSTICA will happen every Friday and Saturday night, from 21 November to 20 December.
Photo Credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

Join us for an exhilarating time at Night Safari this year-end with MYSTICA, where the nighttime wilderness comes alive.

Details

Dates: 21, 22, 28, 29 Nov and 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 Dec (Fri and Sat)

Time: 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Venue: Night Safari (start your quest at the Entrance Plaza)

Fee: Festivities at the entrance are free but usual admission of $39 (adult) and $25 (child 3-12 years) applies for those entering the park

MIRACLE RODENTS NOW ON EXHIBIT AT SINGAPORE ZOO

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- BIZARRE-LOOKING NAKED MOLE RATS MAY HOLD SECRET TO LONGEVITY
- LATEST OFFERING SHOWCASES THESE CURIOUS CREATURES’ UNDERGROUND LIFE

Singapore, 7 March 2012 – They are hairless, buck-toothed and very nearly blind. Pick one of these creatures up and you’ll realise that they smell really bad. It’s probably from all the rolling about in their own fecal matter so they’ll smell like one big happy family. Smelly or not, scientists believe that naked mole rats’ genetic material holds the secret to a long life – they can live over 20 years, almost eight times longer than mice.

These little rodents, only one of two mammals known to have a social structure similar to social insects, now have a huge exhibit all to themselves—Singapore Zoo’s first foray into showcasing such little creatures on a comparatively large scale.

Wrinkled “sausages” with teeth: Naked mole rats have lips that close behind the teeth. This way, they don’t end up with a mouthful of dirt when digging and burrowing!

The exhibit mimics their system of burrows in the wild in order to provide a naturalistic environment for them. Naked mole rats have burrow systems extending up to 4.8 kilometres long in the wild and covering an area as big as six football fields.

Singapore Zoo’s exhibit, measuring 50 square metres, is a scaled-down version of their complex living environment. Constructed with steel and concrete, it also has glass-fronted panels for visitors to view the naked mole rats at work and play. Lighting is kept dim, as these creatures are used to living in dark environments.

Tunnel vision: Guests peering at the naked mole rats in their ‘natural’ home!

Did you know the tunnels are actually completely man-made! This is how the intricate system of tunnels looks like from the back of house area.

To facilitate convenient cleaning, two identical sets of burrow systems were constructed. Each set is washed and switched every month, then lined with pine shavings to keep them clean and relatively odourless. It is hard work, as the components of the exhibit are extremely sturdy – a necessary defense against the strong teeth of these rats. Unfortunately, these little creatures seem to possess superhuman strength, and have already managed to make dents in some of the concrete components, much to the dismay of their keepers!

Though only recently opened, the naked mole rat exhibit is already a popular spot for curious visitors

An interactive element was also added – a pint-sized tunnel for children to crawl through and imagine a day in the life of a naked mole rat. Periscopes and child-friendly interpretive and activity panels complete the educational component of this exhibit.

Mind your head, for these tunnels are made for little humans only

“Having such an accessible and engaging exhibit allows us to observe the behaviour of these fascinating critters closely, as such animals cannot be studied so easily in the wild. Singapore Zoo hopes to be able to contribute to the education and research of this species, and at the same time introduce the lesser-known wonders of nature to our guests,” said Dr Sonja Luz, Director, Conservation, Research and Learning Centre, Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

Come visit and learn more about the naked mole rat at Singapore Zoo today! If these little creatures end up contributing to longer lives for all of us one day, you can tell everyone you saw them first at our Zoo!

Note: Daily feeding sessions are held at 11.30am

THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS COMES ALIVE AT WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE PARKS

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Singapore, 13 October 2011 – In celebration of the Festival of Lights this October, Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) parks – Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari and Singapore Zoo – will be gearing up for a full weekend of activities and programmes for families to enjoy.

Considered the most important day of the Hindu calendar, which celebrates the triumph of good over evil, the activities will showcase various aspects of Indian culture for all to enjoy.

To be held over the weekend of 28-30 October, visitors to the three parks are in for a real cultural treat with performances that include an instrumental classical music display showcasing the harmony of the tabla and sitar as well as an energetic Bhangra Nation Parade. Soak in the atmosphere as you discover Indian goodies at the festive bazaar.

With plenty of activities lined up for the festival, there is something for everyone this October at the parks.

Highlights
Singapore Zoo
Date: 28 – 30 Oct (Fri – Sun)
Time: 6.00pm – 9.30pm (last ticket sale at 8.30pm)
Admission fees: Adult – $10, Child 3-12 years – $6

Elephant Photography and Parade
Trail along with our mighty Asian elephants, donned in traditional Maharaja suits.
Date: 28 – 30 Oct 2011 (Fri – Sun)
Time: 6.00pm
Venue: From Proboscis Monkey at entrance to Elephants of Asia

Elephants at Work and Play
Be sure to catch the Deepavali edition of the well-loved elephant animal presentation.
Date: 28 – 30 Oct 2011 (Fri – Sun)
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Elephants of Asia

Food and flavours
Take a break from the excitement and head straight to the festival bazaar where Indian delights await.
Date: 28 – 30 Oct 2011 (Fri – Sun)
Time: 6.00pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Ah Meng Restaurant and Terrace

Indian Cultural Show
This colourful and spirited cultural performance showcases the best of Indian music and dance.
Date: 28 – 30 Oct 2011 (Fri – Sun)
Time: 7.00pm and 8.40pm
Venue: Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre

Symphony of Nature
Immerse yourself into musical pleasure with the strong rhythm and tunes of the tabla and sitar.
Date: 28 – 30 Oct 2011 (Fri – Sun)
Time: 8.15pm and 9.10pm
Venue: Bornean Orang Utan Island

For more information, please go to www.zoo.com.sg

Night Safari
Date: 28 – 30 Oct (Fri – Sun)
Time: 6.00pm – 12 midnight
Admission fees: Adult – $32, Child 3 -12 years – $12

Cool Encounter with Reptiles
Our cool reptiles can’t wait to meet you. Come see them up close and get a reptile-inspired henna tattoo too!
Date: 28 – 30 Oct 2011 (Fri – Sun)
Time: 6pm – 12 midnight
Venue: Ranger Station (Main Station)

Dances of the Night
Party and rock to the beat of the night with fiery dance and show performances.
Date: 28 – 30 Oct 2011 (Fri – Sun)
Time/Venue: Rhythm of Fire – Thumbuakar Special: 7.00pm, 8.00pm and 9.00pm / Entrance Plaza
Creatures of the Night Show (Deepavali special): 7.30pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm and 10.30pm / Amphitheatre
Bhangra Nation Parade: 9.30pm and 10.30pm / Entrance Plaza

Flash-ion of India
Don’t miss our flash mob fashion show as the runway models don their colourful Indian finery
Date: 28 – 30 Oct 2011 (Fri – Sun)
Time: 7.20pm, 9.20pm and 10.20pm
Venue: Entrance Plaza, Tram Station and outside Amphitheatre

For more information, please go to www.nightsafari.com.sg

Jurong Bird Park
Date: 28 – 30 Oct (Fri – Sun)
Time: 8.30am – 6.00pm
Admission fees: Adult – $18, Child 3 -12 years – $12

Show it, like the peacock
Flaunt your creativity on the peacock-inspired art pieces by adding colour and life to them!
Date: 28 – 30 Oct 2011 (Fri – Sun)
Time: 8.30am – 6.00pm
Venue: Penguin Coast (Courtyard)

Festive Bazaar
Spice up the festive celebrations with Indian goodies and ornaments to bring home.
Date: 28 – 30 Oct 2011 (Fri – Sun)
Time: 8.30am – 6.00pm
Venue: Entrance (Courtyard)

Kids Cultural Workshops
Learn more about Indian culture the fun way!
Date: 28 – 30 Oct 2011 (Fri – Sun)
Time: Oh-mazing Ornaments – Plasticine Art and Craft Activity: 8.30am – 6.00pm
Move it, Shake it! – Indian Dance Workshop – 12pm and 2.30pm
Venue: Penguin Coast (Courtyard)

Snappy Saree Moments
Try out some of the prettiest sarees and strike a glamorous “Bollywood” pose!
Date: 28 – 30 Oct 2011 (Fri – Sun)
Time: 8.30am – 6.00pm
Venue: Penguin Coast (Courtyard)

Songs of the Wild
Groove to the rhythm of the day as the pleasurable sounds of the tabla and sitar fill the atmosphere.
Date: 28 – 30 Oct 2011 (Fri – Sun)
Time: 11.30am and 2.30pm
Venue: African Waterfall Aviary

For more information, please go to www.birdpark.com.sg

Deepavali - Elephant

Night Safari Thumbuakar

Singapore Zoo Elephant Parade

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