Southeast Asia

Singapore Zoo – Lions & Tiger & Baboons?

Hey guys and gals!

Here I have the first of two videos from the Singapore Zoo. This one contains the day tour of some of the animals I got a chance to see.

Singapore Zoo

Now the really amazing thing about the Singapore Zoo as compared to the only other zoo I’ve been to which is the San Diego Zoo, is the concept of “open concept cages” where there is no cage or bars or fence the animals are behind, there is just a mote in which they cannot cross. I love this concept and felt it added so much more to the experience because it didn’t feel like well… I was at a zoo.

Random free range monkeys

Random monkeys on the trail signs XD

Another part I really enjoyed as apart to the San Diego Zoo was how lush everything was, all the areas felt like the actual jungle. (Well mind you, I WAS in a tropical rain forest of a sort lol, and San Diego is technically a desert)

Now lets talk animals! My favorite animal was defiantly the White Tiger. I’ve never seen a tiger before and I was NOT disappointed. Theses creatures where enormous! What magnificent creatures!

White Tigers 2

White Tigers 3

After the White Tiger pen, I moved on to the Australia Outback! Here I got to see some Kangaroo and Emu.

Lazy Kangaroo

Now I am planning on actually going to Australia so I’m sure I’ll see some less lazy ones there.

Emu

After I headed to Primate Kingdom!! Singapore Zoo is known to have one of the largest and most diverse range of monkey and primate species. Obviously, these aren’t photos of all the different types, because …that would be alot of monkeys! The zoo also contains the world’s first free range Orangutan exhibit, however, I don’t think I got a picture of them!! DOH!

Baboons!

Monkeys 2

Gorillas

More Monkeys

After Primate Kingdom I head to Elephants of Asia! Here, the main attraction was the Asia Elephants! These where quite different compared to their African relatives, much smaller and darker in color. Now at the zoo there was an option to go on Elephant Rides, however, I choose to pass on that since I didn’t feel right treating the elephants as an amusement park ride.

Asian Elephants

Asian Elephants 2

After Asia Land, I ventured to Wild Africa! Here I got to see all the big animals, including, Giraffe, Zebra, Lions and Rhinos!

Rinos

Me and the Giraffes

Zebra

After Wild Africa, a huge Thunderstorm rolled in and….I guess you have to wait until my next blog post to find out what happend then!!

(To Be Continued..)

-Nadine

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    p tafoya
    May 22, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    looks like an amazing place…. love reading your blogs and watching your videos. can’t wait for the next one bye : )

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    Don (dspid2404)
    May 23, 2010 at 2:21 am

    The open range zoos are definitely better. Our zoo, in Washington DC, is a mix at the moment and its sad to see the animals in the old style “caged habitats”.

    How did you hold up as a Canadian to the heat and humidity of the orient? It must have been difficult at times. I go to Florida alot which is a lot like Singapore nine months of the year. You just have to face the fact that you are going to sweat. Nothing you can do about it.

    I look forward to the second half. Til then.

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    Michael
    May 23, 2010 at 4:26 am

    That open style actually does look pretty awesome!
    We’ve got the whole go on a game drive thing here in Africa but most the time you just see buck and then going to the zoo isn’t quite the same with the cages >.<

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    Megan
    May 23, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Hey Nadine I am loving your travel vlogs there amazing just like you :). The lastest travel vlog is amazing I love animals and the pictures and film you got are amazing. The white lion is so amazing. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to the nice vlog.

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    Daniel Johnson
    May 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Cool video. I love the baboons! Can’t wait for part 2!

  • Reply
    nadine
    May 24, 2010 at 12:49 am

    @Don (dspid2404) – It was soo hot, I was sweating buckets all day, and my hair was a disaster lol, but I still had fun

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    nadine
    May 24, 2010 at 12:49 am

    @p tafoya – Thank you!! Don’t worry, I really an trying to write more :)

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