As the sun sets over the Singapore Safari, a four-legged creature stirs from its daytime drowse. Although short and dense in stature, there’s something that makes this horned animal standout. At first glance, its slate grey coat seems normal. Upon a second look, however, a bluish tint shines through. Can this be?
Inside Singapore Zoo’s Night Safari, the Himalayan blue sheep is one among the more than 1,000 animals that begin their day as the moon appears.
The world’s first wildlife park for nocturnal animals, Night Safari houses 120 species of endangered wildlife. The park is divided into eight distinct geographical zones, each of which is featured on the Night Safari tour.
As the open-air tram carefully maneuvers between the safari’s physical features—flowing rivers, lush trees, and dirt paths—its inhabitants remain undeterred. The glowing moon illuminates the strong Cape buffalos that play in the fields, African bongos that feed in grassy fields, and striped hyenas that prowl within the 40 hectares of tropical forest.
Following the four-hour tour, the Night Safari continues with a guided trail walk. Offering an in-depth look at these nighttime critters, the trip features flying squirrels and bats that glide from tree to tree, and leopards that stalk their intended prey.
What promises to be an evening adventure chockfull of awe and animals, Singapore Zoo’s Night Safari will be a memorable experience.