11 May 2011 – The annual Zoolympix at the Singapore Zoo returns for the seventh time this year with a new theme centered around the International Year of the Forests and more challenging activities to put young ones to the test.

‘Olympians of the animal kingdom’ will get to show off their athletic abilities in a series of challenges that will test their agility, speed, accuracy and brain power.

Adrenaline pumping stations will be scattered around the rainforest-themed zoo, and participants who accumulate the highest score of the day at each station will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, which profiles a daily Zoolympix champion. What’s more, all participants who complete the challenges stand to win attractive lucky draw prizes including Wildlife Unlimited Memberships and Wildlife Reserves Singapore gift vouchers.

In addition, young visitors can enjoy optional activities such as face painting, DIY pebble painting and animal appearances, for those looking for a more laid back day at the zoo.

Stations

Power Pollinators
Kids will race against the clock to ‘pollinate’ as many flowers as possible in 30 seconds. The ‘pollinators’ have to stick coloured Velcro balls onto their vests and sprint in a shuttle run-style race to deposit them in colour-coded baskets.

Venue: Garden Pavilion

Awesome Orang Utan
This station puts a spin on the classic monkey bar as it doubles up as a ‘tree’. Participants have to be as agile as the orang utans to make it across in the shortest possible time.

Venue: In front of orang utan island

Hand-some Otters
While identifying items in a fish tank sounds easy enough, this activity takes it to the next level by blindfolding the participants. This game puts their sense of touch and speed to the test.

Venue: Open area opposite otter exhibit

Ele-fun Foot
Participants will experience for themselves just how nimble and surefooted elephants are as they try to navigate along logs in gum boots.

Venue: Interpretive Hut at Elephants of Asia

Shoot-em Archers
Armed with water guns, participants will find that sharp shooting skills are essential if you are an archer fish hunting for insects.

Venue: Outside Fragile Forest

Giraffe With Altitude
After all the fast-paced activities, visitors can relax and learn interesting facts about giraffes at this fact-finding station.

Venue: Giraffe exhibit

Details
Date: 23 May – 12 June (Daily)
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Fee: $2 per Zoolympix passport

Available at the registration tent at Rainforest Walk (in front of the bird photography area).
Normal admission rates of $20.00 for adults and $13.00 for children 12 years and under apply.

Additional Wild Weekend Activities
DIY pebble painting
Time: 10am – 4pm
Dates: 28, 29 May, 4, 5, 11, 12 Jun
Location: Rainforest Courtyard (opposite Zoo Retail Shop)

Dr Ooz Show and Tell
Time: 1.30 – 2pm
Dates: 28, 29 May, 4, 5, 11, 12 Jun
Location: Rainforest Walk (in front of the bird photography area)

Special Animal Appearance
Time: 11am – 1pm
Dates: 28, 29 May, 4, 5, 11, 12 Jun
Location: Rainforest Walk (in front of the bird photography area)

*Zoolympix activities are recommended for children between 4 to 12 years old.

Zoolympix fun!

An aspiring Olympian!