Southeast Asia

Singapore Zoo X2- Thunderstorms and Night Safari

Hey Guys and Gals!

Here is the second installment of my Singapore Zoo Trip. Are you wondering what happened?!?! ZOMG, DID I SURVIVE THE THUNDERSTORM! Well yes I did, since I am here writing this blog post to you.

The rain and thunderstorm came up so fast, I didn’t even have time to find a proper shelter. Originally I headed over to this undercover area near the lions, which was enclosed. However, I couldn’t see anything but sleeping lions, AND all the parents and their children took refuge in there so it was a tad bit crowded. So, since it wasn’t raining TOO hard yet, I ventured down to this tree to try and get a closer look of the storm.

And rest a sure, I saw about 3 huge lightning rods strike the ground not even 1km away. AND who said lighting does not strike the same spot twice?! I saw a lightning bolt hit down onto the same spot in the lake within 10 mins of each other. AND of course, I didn’t get ANY of it on tape.

Once the huge downpour began I ran to a tad bit safer shelter, which was this hut about 15 feet away. There I remained for about 30 mins waiting out the storm with this other couple, whom also seem to be in good spirits despite the weather . Then, once I got bored with them, I bolted over to the Leopard pen, to chill with a new friend. Make sure you watch the video for more info.

After the 30 or so minutes of waiting, I decided the storm had pass through enough it was safe for me to continue on  and see the rest of the Zoo.

Giant Bats

Pelican

Giant tortoise

Now, onto the Night Safari!

Night Safari

There was A LOT of hype going into the Night Safari, as it is the ONLY one of it’s kind (of course minus a REAL night safari ). I knew it was going to be night and all but, it was actually PITCH BLACK. No light of any kind. So my cameras picked up nothing, and even I could barely see much of the animals, so that was a tad bit of a let down.

The difference between the night and day are that in both zoo’s they offer a Tram Ride. While in the day zoo, its rather nice to walk the zoo and the tram ride is super unnecessary, unless you cannot walk long distances. Where as in the Night Safari, it’s necessary since the walking trails do not allow you to see all the animals.

Now lets talk tram. That tram ride went sooo fast, you barley even stopped at the animal area for 2 seconds before we moved on to the next. So I am glad I got off and did the walking trails, even thought it was pitch black and I was alone. >.<

Never the less, it was still an awesome concept because I got to see a variety of different creatures not usually in regular zoos. But, recommendations is to do the walking trails for both zoos. It’s not actually THAT much walking .

Nadine

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    Don (dspid2404)
    May 25, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    So what was the animal we were supposed to guess at? They looked like sheep with lots of wool on them and some looked like thay had antlers (spelled incorrectly I think). That must have been an amazingly long day at the zoo. Worth it, I am sure.

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    jimmbboe
    May 25, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    What a great zoo tour! Thanks so much!

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    Daniel Johnson
    May 26, 2010 at 1:10 am

    That is one cool zoo! I also love the thunderstorm being captured on video, as I’m a weather forecaster. :P

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    Brutus
    June 9, 2010 at 7:04 am

    You looked like you were very scared in the video. I felt sorry for you and wished to give you a big hug (and an umbrella, for sale in Un’Goro Crater for a measly 5g)

    Brutus

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    Alexander
    June 12, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Ohh, your face is so pretty! And your hair! Keep on blogging :) <3

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    Mark
    November 8, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Enjoyed the night tour–kinda reminded me of the old days of radio where you would have to listen and use your imagination-

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