Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Trip to the Zoo - share it with the kids!

I got to play host to a friend of our son for a few days.  A must-see for all Singapore visitors in The Singapore Zoological Gardens.  I know, you are thinking that zoos are for kids, which is what I used to think.  This place features habitats from around the world and all the animals that live in them.  You walk around with the critters right next to you - or hanging above your head.

This little guy was sitting on the first sign we passed by

And then we looked down over a railing and saw this big guy

Next stop, the Orangutans

And the White Tigers

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We walked into a special enclosure and Steve made friends with a trio of lemurs:


We turned around and were startled by this huge sleeping bat:



 A crowd of Mouse 
Deer inhabited the edge of the pathway - this one is about 10 inches in height:



I watched this guy and had to get the video...he turned toward me and I was sure he was going to jump onto my head!  (I don't know what he is) And sorry if the video is sideways...

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In the African area we were treated to these guys - and sang Hakuna Matata as we strolled:



And the cheetah was the only one behind glass - this gal ran full speed up to the window a pressed her nose up to it... was she trying to smell us?

 And finally, this beauty and her baby are in a special research area for endangered species:  love that nose!

This is only a small taste of the wonders of the Zoo - there is also a Night Safari that features nocturnal creatures.  Maybe a future blog entry.  

For better photos and videos than mine, check out the official site:


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