As the sun sets over the Singapore safari, golden jackals and one-horned rhinoceros start to stir. Waking up from their daytime drowses, these four-legged creatures are among the more than 1,000 animals that begin their lightless days at the Night Safari.
The world’s first wildlife park for nocturnal species, Night Safari opened in 1994 and houses 120 species of endangered wildlife. With a focus on innovation, creativity, and captive breeding, the park facilitates the breeding of a slew of animals. From regal Malayan tigers to monstrous Asian elephants to stocky fishing cats, the safari’s habitants roam its 40 hectares of land.
Split up into eight distinct geographical zones, each habitat is featured in the Night Safari tour. As the tram quietly weaves between flowing streams, leafy trees, and dirt paths, the park’s fierce predators and timid forest dwellers remain undisturbed. Illuminated by subtle moonlight, robust Cape buffalo play in the fields, Himalayan blue sheep feed in grassy slopes, and striped hyenas prowl within the tropical forest grounds.
To get a closer look at these nighttime creatures, a guided trail walk proceeds the tram tour. Navigating through the safari’s thick shrubs and winding roads, flying squirrels and bats glide between tress, while leopards bolt after intended prey.
For an evening chockfull of awe, adventure, and animals, visit Singapore Zoo’s Night Safari.