The Singapore Zoo occupies 69 acres located around the Upper Seletar Reservoir within Singapore’s heavily forested central catchment. The zoo was built at a cost of $8 million and opened on 27 June 1973. It is operated by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, who also manages the neighbouring Night Safari, River Safari and the Jurong Bird Park.
There are about 320 species of animal in the zoo, of which some 18% are considered to be a threatened species. The zoo attracts 2 million visitors each year.
Winner of 17 awards, the zoo has several themed habitats, a children’s play zone, daily shows, a zoo themed tram and plenty of restaurants.
This certainly makes it a favorite for both locals and tourists alike.