RIVER CRITTERS SEEK YOUNG ALLIES THIS JUNE HOLIDAYS

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A shoal of River Games, up-close animal encounters and admission discounts await explorers at River Safari

Take part in River Games this June school holidays and stand a chance to meet River Safari’s furry duo – beavers Justin and Selena – in a first-ever behind-the-scenes playtime session to learn more about these fascinating animals from a friendly guide. PHOTO CREDITS: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE.

Take part in River Games this June school holidays and stand a chance to meet River Safari’s furry duo – beavers Justin and Selena – in a first-ever behind-the-scenes playtime session to learn more about these fascinating animals from a friendly guide. PHOTO CREDITS: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE.

13 May 2015, SINGAPORERiver Safari will host River Games from 6 to 28 June and visitors can look forward to non-stop fun with animal-themed challenges, live game shows, up-close animal encounters, and unbeatable discounts on park admission.

Held on weekends, River Games offer brain-teasers for young minds as they play animal heroes, from saving drowning giant otter babies to helping crocodiles navigate through a maze to find their partners. Featuring various activity stations from remote-controlled games to carnival-style challenges, kids embark on a mission to help animal friends find their home, food and even protect the species.

Those hungry for more competition can participate in twice-daily game shows that test their wits on animal facts. Game show winners can revel in an unforgettable experience with binturong babies or two of River Safari’s furry couple – beavers Justin and Selena – in a first-ever behind-the-scenes playtime session where a guide will share more about these animals. Curious minds can get the guessing fun going with riddles splashed across the park and look forward to seeing animals receiving treats and toys designed to provide mentally and physically-enriching activities.

NTUC card holders enjoy special rates where kids (aged 3 to 12 years) enter at only $5 (usual price $18) with every adult admission ticket to River Safari. Singaporeans, permanent residents and employment pass holders enjoy 50% discount on River Safari tickets when purchasing Singapore Zoo or Night Safari tickets for visits on the same day.

Visitors looking for up-close animal encounters can join the park’s friendly guide in a River Trail and observe keepers feeding the animals, along with a live commentary on their diet and amazing natural behaviours. Lucky ones can also have a feel of some of the river critters during this trail!

JUNE HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
Dates: 6-28 June (weekends only)
Time: 9am to 6.00pm (various timings)
Venue: River Safari (activities at various locations around the park)

GET YOUR GAME FACE ON & WIN WEEKLY PRIZES
Get your game face on in this Instagram contest and stand a chance to win River Safari passes and exclusive never-before animal encounters with binturong babies and beavers Justin and Selena!
1. Grab a loved one and show us your best game faces
2. Upload your photo on Instagram with #RiverGames2015
3. Get the most number of votes on www.rivergames.sg
*Terms and conditions apply for promotions. Visit http://www.riversafari.com.sg/eventspromos/promotions.html for details.

PROWL INTO THE WILD WITH NIGHT SAFARI’S FANTASTIC FELINES

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Wild About Cats

16 May 2012 – This June school holidays, prowl into the wild and exciting world of cats as the world’s first Night Safari takes you on an incredible journey to learn about seven fantastic felines. From lounging leopards to the mighty king of beasts, explore the super senses of these magnificent creatures, many of which are endangered or threatened in the wild. Discover why some species are under threat – these feline tales will evoke your curiosity for more.

30% Discount on Admission
Enjoy 30% off admission in June* (Sundays to Thursdays only) when you snap and flash a picture of one of the following at our ticketing counters:

  • Night Safari’s discount coupon found on Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/wrs.sg). Discount coupon will be available from 28 May to 30 Jun 2012.
  • Night Safari’s June advertisement in The Straits Times, TODAY or I-WEEKLY

*Terms & Conditions:
–  Valid for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, employment pass & study permit holders only.
–  Valid from 1 to 30 Jun 2012 from Sundays to Thursdays only.
–  Present snapshot of coupon or advertisement and produce original identification cards at Night Safari’s ticketing booths to enjoy offer.
–  Each identification card valid for one ticket purchase only.
–  Discount not valid with any other promotion.
–  Ticket is valid on day of purchase only.

Details:
Period: 1 to 23 June 2012, Activity dates on 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 June, (Fridays and Saturdays only)
Venue: Night Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Time: Refer to activity timings below
Fee: Activities are free. Normal admission rates of $32.00 for adults and $21.00 for children between 3-12 years apply.

ACTIVITIES
The world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals is home to seven cat species. Hop onto a tram and take a wild ride into seven different geographical regions to view majestic cats such as the Asian lion and the Malayan tiger. Then, catch the popular Creatures of the Night show to see the fishing cat and serval in action, and explore the walking trails for close encounters with other feline friends.

1. Poacher’s Station
Ever wondered how a tiger’s fur feels or how a tiger penis looks like? Head down to the Poacher’s Station to see real artifacts of these cats as well as a life-size taxidermised tiger and lion, all in the company of Conservation Ambassadors who will share educational and conservation facts with you.

This year, the spotlight is on the tiger, whose population is rapidly declining due to human- animal encroachment. Find out more about the plight of the endangered tigers and what you can do to help prevent them and other wild cats from becoming extinct. At the same time, play an active role in conservation by donating to Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund that is dedicated to the conservation of endangered native wildlife.

Venue: Entrance of Night Safari (In front of retail store)
Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm

2. Big Cat Feeding Session
Renowned for their power and strength, tigers and lions are specially adapted for their hunting and predatory way of life. Marvel at how these big wild cats devour their meat during these token feeding sessions:

Asian Lion
Venue: Asian Lion exhibit along Leopard Trail
Time: 8.00pm & 9.00pm

Malayan Tiger
Venue: Malayan Tiger exhibit along East Lodge Trail
Time: 8.30pm & 9.30pm

3. Kitty Meet and Greet
Meet the park’s latest kitty cats: a pair of fishing cats and bearcats. Born on January 13 this year, the young fishing cats are ready to meet you. The two other bearcat cubs – born on January 26 – are also known as binturongs, which are members of the civet family.

Venue: Entrance of Night Safari
Time: 7pm & 8pm

Fishing Cats

Bearcats

4. Guided Walking Trail Tour
Embark on an exclusive guided tour at the Leopard Trail and learn more about the cats and other nocturnal animals that roam these trails. Highlights include meeting the park’s first successful litter of clouded leopards as well as the leopard and golden cat.

Venue: Leopard Trail
Time: 8.30pm
Fee: Free of charge
No of pax per tour: Maximum 10 pax
Registration: Assemble at Poacher’s Station at park’s entrance on activity night. Tour participation is based on a first-come-first serve basis.
Note: Tour is conducted in English only.

5. Food & Retail Galore
Enjoy dining under the stars at Bongo Burgers restaurant while being entertained by fire- blowing performances by the Thumbuakar tribal dancers.

Promotion*: Fish & Chips + Jumbo Fish Burger Combo with 2 soft drinks @ $28.00 (u.p. $34.70)

Venue: Bongo Burgers restaurant
Period: 1 to 23 Jun 2012 (Fridays and Saturdays only)

Fish & Chips

Jumbo Fish Burger Combo

*Terms and Conditions:
– Not valid with any other discount or promotion.
– Admission fee not required for dining at restaurant.

Complete your jungle experience and take home a piece from the wild side with you. Pop by the newly opened retail store and bring one of these adorable little feline plushes home.

Retail plushies – cats

OUR PLAYFUL PRIMATES ARE HAVING AN AFFAIR THIS SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

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SINGAPORE ZOO CELEBRATES MAN’S CLOSEST COUSINS WITH ACTIVITIES SHOWCASING OUR COLLECTION OF 39 PRIMATES, ALMOST HALF OF WHICH ARE ENDANGERED.

FROM LEFT: Pic 1: Meet Sumatran Supermom Chomel with her babies during a Primate Affair at Singapore Zoo. Pic 2: Watch the cheeky brown capuchins battle with macadamia nuts during Primate Kingdom Adventure! Pic 3: Call of the Gibbon Trail will allow you to listen to the mesmerising calls of our white handed gibbons

FROM LEFT:
Pic 1: Meet Sumatran Supermom Chomel with her babies during a Primate Affair at Singapore Zoo.
Pic 2: Watch the cheeky brown capuchins battle with macadamia nuts during Primate Kingdom Adventure! Pic 3: Call of the Gibbon Trail will allow you to listen to the mesmerising calls of our white handed gibbons

10 May 2012 – Go bananas at Singapore Zoo’s aptly named Primate Affair this May and June. More than just monkey business, it’ll also have our apes and prosimians elbowing their way into the spotlight at the biggest party to hit this side of Singapore.

Known for their intelligence and dexterity, primates have always fascinated man due to the many similarities we share. Watch as they exhibit some of their skills through various trails and enrichment activities, or get starstruck at our meet and greet session with what we consider royalty at Singapore Zoo. Tumble headlong into the fun and learn about the differences among the various primates along the way! Especially for kids, don’t forget to pick up your binocular freebie on the way in to complete your primate adventure (while stocks last).

Details:
Date: 26, 27 May, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 June
Venue: Singapore Zoo (various locations), 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Time: Activity times are detailed below
Fee: Activities are free
Note: Normal admission rates of $20.00 for adults and $13.00 for children between 3-12 years apply

Activities:

Primate Enrichment Trails and Token Feeding sessions
Like humans, our primate friends need constant stimulation to keep boredom at bay. These innovative enrichment trails were invented by our creative zoology team to keep the creatures’ minds and fingers busy. Visitors will surely be enthralled by the varied skills and amusing behaviour of these amazing animals.

1. Treetops Trail Treats
Start at the cotton top tamarins at the Rainforest Courtyard (just after the entrance) and then venture deeper into the trail to visit our unique saki monkeys. Watch as our frisky critters figure out how to get to their delicious treats.

Venue: Rainforest Courtyard/Treetops Trail
Time: 10:15am (30 min)

2. Orang Utan Playtime
Singapore Zoo’s flagship species are always enthralling to watch. Spend some time discovering the man of the forest as our keepers share some insights into working with these magnificent creatures. Then, continue to be mesmerised by these gorgeous apes as they have a giggle with gunny sacks.

Venue: Bornean Orang Utan Island and Free-ranging Areas
Time: 11:00am (20 min)

3. Call Of The Gibbon Trail
The primates along Gibbon Island are vocalists extraordinaires! Come listen to their cacophony of cries, in response to pre-recorded calls. There are the black howler monkeys, with their deep throaty cries, gibbons with their territorial whoops and red-ruffed lemurs with their signature ‘barks’!

Venue: Gibbon Island
Time: 1:40pm (20 min)

4. Primate Kingdom Adventure
Want to watch the baboons get ‘tyred’ out? Their enrichment tyre, filled with nuts, sunflower seeds and other treats will get them all hyped up so stay for the action as they passionately pry the goodies out. Our capuchin monkeys get to battle with macadamia nuts instead. Also not to be missed are the Sulawesi crested macaques, spider monkeys and all the other residents at Primate Kingdom!

Venue: Primate Kingdom and Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia
Time: 2:00pm (Primate Kingdom) (30 min), 2:30pm (Hamadryas baboon) (20 min)

5. Fragile Forest Fun and Friends
Meet the lemurs, mandrills and chimpanzees in this trail as they curiously unravel the enrichment surprises thought up by their keepers!

Venue: Fragile Forest, chimpanzee and mandrill exhibit
Time: Starts at Fragile Forest at 4:15pm and ends at chimpanzee at 4.45pm (30 min)

Sumatran Supermom – Meet Chomel and her babies
Proud Sumatran orang utan mother Chomel is following in her famed grandmother Ah Meng’s footsteps, by caring for a baby that is not her own.

Although a first time mother, Chomel has always shown nurturing qualities. In her younger days, she would often be seen helping the younger orang utans navigate the free-ranging areas with ease, teaching them how to test their weight on the branches before moving ahead. When Chomel’s aunt, Sayang, fell gravely ill, she rose to the occasion, taking little cousin Ishta under her nurturing wing, despite already having a baby of her own to care for!

Come say hello to Chomel and her babies, Bino and Ishta, and witness history repeating itself. Ah Meng would’ve been proud!

Venue: Free-ranging Orang Utan (Island)
Time: 1.30pm (10 min)