Though we were both worn out by the end of the day, we both enjoyed ourselves immensely and had the loveliest time at the zoo.
Sun, 30 Dec 2007
Longtime netbuddy Geri, who was a staff at the Zoo, has very generously offered Cart and I tickets there. As the Singapore Zoo is famous for its open zoo concept, I was quite excited to bring Cartcart here. The last time that I was here was in 1998 and I was curious to know what new developments was in there.
We reached the place in the early afternoon after taking a long and leisurely bus ride. By the time we reached there, it was already quite crowded with people.
The place has certainly changed since the last time I’ve been there. It looked much modern with its decor and felt more spacious. I made a quick call to Geri and she popped out to say hello and met Cartcart for the first time.
I was happy to see that they were able to get along with each other so nicely 🙂
Sang Kancil having lunch
As we entered the animal exhibits, I was pleasantly surprised to see much changes being done all around. The zoo was divided into different segments according to the types of animals they were like primates and birds, and the continents they were from.
One of the first animal that we saw were the otters. I nearly had a headache when I approached this exhibit as they smelled really bad! But this was the way that they mark their territory. I’m glad that I did not live next to an otter!
The beautiful red fox
As we explored, Cart was very impressed at how natural the surrounding was that he even quipped, “This doesn’t even feel like a zoo”. Nowhere were any of the animals were in a cage. Instead, the zoo uses hidden barriers like moats and shrubberies.
I was amazed at how close we were able to get to some of the free roaming animals. I was so close that I could pet them if I wanted to.
I wonder how the lemur coat will feel like. Is it soft? or is it rough like steel wool?
While we were in the Australian exhibit, this handsome little emu came over to me so close to me.
The dangerous animals on the other hand were kept in a safe distance using moats and bridges :
For some reason this white tiger was very restless and kept pacing around. Luckily for us, we were separated between a deep moat. But for the species that are able to climb high, they were kept behind glass displays where we could admire them :
Like this stunningly beautiful Jaguar. Did you know that although both look similar, the difference between the Jaguar and the Leopard is that the Jaguar has a black dot in the middle of its spots.
Cart and I tried to go to one of the live animal show, but unfortunately for us, by the time we reached there, it was full of people. We could not even see the stage. I felt like we missed a great show.
Thus, when we were determined to see the next show and we headed there early and we were rewarded to a very entertaining elephant show.
The trainers and the elephants, as well as the emcee had such great chemistry with each other. Everything just flowed and it was apparent that everyone enjoyed it.
Here is a quick video montage :
In the end, I think that we did not have enough time to explore the entire zoo. There were still a number of exhibits that we did not go to. And we were so reluctant to leave the zoo, even though it was already closing for the day.
Thank you so much Geri, Cart and I really enjoyed our trip to the zoo, very much! 😀
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