Singapore Zoo: Ultimate Paradise for Animal Lovers


Now you might think, what is so special about Singapore Zoo. There are zoos almost everywhere in every city but what makes this one unique?

At a Glance

  • A lovely place to spend one full day with family
  • Be prepared to walk a lot. Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended. Guest Services like strollers, wagons for kids and wheel chairs for adults are available inside the zoo
  • Do not club Zoo and Night Safari on the same day
  • If you are planning to visit the Zoo, Night Safari, Jurong Bird Park and River Safari during your trip, go for the combo pass ‘Park Hopper Plus‘ (at SGD 79) that covers all these activities and offers tram rides which are a must.
  • Be sure to check the timing for the various shows and the feeding sessions which are some of the best attractions. Click here to find out more. Some of the timings might change on a daily basis. Hence it is recommended to check the timings for that day at the zoo entrance.


Well, even if you have been to many zoos, you ought to visit this one! Very ornamentally designed, this zoo is not a place where animals are captivated and confined in smaller habitats. Instead, the animals live free in their natural habitats. The walking trails lead you to very exciting corners of the zoo where you can find different animals enjoying their day. You can also hop on to a guided tram if you are a bit tired and need to enjoy the view while sitting and relaxing in the tram.

The animals stay across 11 zones, each of which is very unique with very distinctive landscapes. As you wander around, you can see flying foxes, proboscis monkeys jumping from one end to the other. Some of the highlights of the zoo were the elephant show, tiger feeding, splash safari, orangutans, polar bear and other arctic inhabitants.

Cotton Top Tamarin Enjoying a Lovely Day

I truly enjoyed the elephant show as the elephants were so happy that you can sense their happiness from a distance! May be I never noticed it before, but these elephants naturally had a smiling face. They were rewarded with fruits when requested to perform tricks. If they didn’t want to, they didn’t have to.

Do Not Miss this Elephant Feeding Session While You are at the Zoo!

Splash Safari (a seal lion show) was extremely entertaining too! If you truly want to enjoy the show, then sit in the first 2 rows of the arena and be prepared to be rewarded by the sea lion with splashes of water. Be careful with your cameras as it can wet your equipment. The expressions on the sea lion’s face were absolutely priceless and I just couldn’t stop laughing.

This Sea Lion is Adorable and its Expressions are Priceless!

The Polar bear in Singapore zoo is the first Polar bear in the world, which is born and bred outside the Arctic Circle. It is an absolute beauty and a must watch. The bear swims so effortlessly and looks magnanimous in water. When it wants to relax, it comes back to its den.The orangutans are so adorable! I really wanted to hug them tight. They are so cheerful and gorgeous animals. You also have a choice to enjoy Jungle breakfast with your family with the orangutans at An Meng Restaurant. Find out more here.

5 Orangutans!

Next you enter into the zone where you can see rhinos, zebras and giraffes slowly strolling in their naturalistic habitats. I have never seen animals this close.

Also, do not miss the white tiger feeding session for anything. This is a spectacular feeding session and you can see the majestic tiger ferociously walking as he is fed with fresh.

The Royalty of the White Tiger

It’s a great place for families and I will definitely go there again. The zoo can take anywhere from 4 hours to 7 hours as there are various feeding sessions and shows sporadically placed across the day.

Lemur, a primate at the Singapore Zoo

53 Comments Add yours

  1. Julz says:

    I always liked SG zoo!!

  2. I love that the animals are kept in more natural habitats and not captivated. I wish all zoos were like this! Feeding elephants must be amazing, I would love to get that close to them.

  3. EasterBabe says:

    Great photos of the zoo! Sounds like a perfect place to spend time with the family. I think I would really like Night Safari.

  4. My Teen Guide says:

    Wow. The Singapore Zoo is awesome. I did not know about the Polar bear that they had in that zoo. It is amazing how it adapted to tropical weather! Your photos are fantastic. Love that photo of the Lemur. 🙂

  5. toastycritic says:

    You have some amazing pictures here. It really does look like and incredible zoo. Hope you had a great time.

  6. Hi, found your link on bloggers united. Thank you for sharing this, your pictures look amazing, I really enjoyed them. I haven’t been to the zoo in years, this has motivate me to take my daughter this year 🙂

  7. Milton Coyne says:

    wow, i would love to visit this place! I’ve been to a zoo a couple of times here in my country and I envy to see that Singapore got healthier elephants. In my country, we only have one captive elephant and he’s been in that zoo for so many decades already.. there were petitions asking the zoo to bring that elephant back to its natural habitat..
    anyway, i love all your photos and it seems like you just gave us a quick tour in this zoo in Singapore!
    Thanks for sharing

  8. Claire Bear says:

    Omg omg omg!!! I love this post, the animals are so adorable!!! I want to visit there so much!!! Especially the elephant feeding session, like why are they so cute.

  9. We have an upcoming trip to Singapore and I will definitely put the zoo on our list! The kids will LOVE it.

  10. City Cookie says:

    Your photos are incredible! Really love the photo of the monkey and the one of the elephants. What camera do you use?

  11. Megan mccoig says:

    Can I just say, your images are so amazing. The depth of field is really incredible and the quality is outstanding. So nice for a blog post. Really enjoyed reading all about your day here.

  12. Debra says:

    One of our favorite things is to go to the zoo where ever we are visiting. Even though we see the same animals each zoo is so uniqueand fun!

  13. almostindianwife says:

    Is it bad that I love the zoo even more than my kids! Especially this zoo! All the animals are so cute!!

  14. Stephanie says:

    This looks like an awesome day out! you got some great pictures of the animals. The elephant feeding looks so fun! I think my son would be amazed!

  15. Sriparna says:

    One place that every gown-up,with a kid in their hearts, can never get over of! This is a very exciting and colourful zoo like every other:)

  16. Wow, your photos did not have that sad air I often associate with zoos. The animals look happy, well-fed, and free. I should this place out during my next Singapore trip. Thanks, Sona!

  17. We were not aware of this zoo in Singapore. Loved your pictures. It was like a mini African Safari to us. You are so close to the Orangutans I wonder if they tried gimmicking or teasing you? 🙂

  18. Ami Bhat says:

    The Singapore Zoo is one of the best zoos I have seen. I love the animal shows here. I would love to visit again . And also, the Jurong bird park with it. 🙂

  19. Indrani says:

    This and Jurong bird Park there are the 2 places I want to visit in Singapore again and again.
    Wonderful animal photography done, particularly that of the zebra.

  20. chantae says:

    Great wildlife photography 🙂 I was just in Singapore and gave the zoo a pass – now I realize that was probably a mistake!

  21. Omg what a beautiful zoo!!! My daughter and I go to the zoo here in WNY as often as we possibly can.

  22. Krystal says:

    That zoo has a lot of beautiful animals. I would like to participate in the elephant feeding!

  23. Janine Good says:

    I love this. The animals look content and not stressed. Zoos are some of my fave places to go so long as the animals have large areas to roam freely and look happy. I would love to go to this zoo someday.

  24. Ana Ojha says:

    This zoo looks absolutely fun to visit! Recently I visited Chicago Lincoln’s zoo and absolutely loved it!

  25. EG III says:

    I’m usually not a big fan of zoos but it’s good to see the care that has gone into the animals at the Singapore zoo…and it’s pretty awesome that they have a polar bear born outside of the arctic region living and thriving there!

  26. Wow! Such great animal photos at the Singapore zoo! I bet it was absolutely mesmerizing! Love the pics too 🙂

  27. Shane says:

    This is one place in Singapore I sadly didn’t make it to. Breakfast with the orangutans would have been amazing!

  28. Theresa says:

    Wow, these photos are incredible. I haven’t been to Singapore in many years. My children would love this.

  29. Your animal photography is amazing! I am so jealous! This zoo seems to have such a great variety.

  30. Oh my, The elephant exhibit looks like so much fun. Your photo are beautiful and I can only imagine what an experience it was.

  31. Alberto C. says:

    I had no idea that this zoo existed, but I would LOVE to visit when I go to Singapore, I’m obsessed with animals since I was a child!
    I’m glad to hear that it’s a natural habitat zoo, it looks like there’s some many things to do and explore!

  32. Joanna says:

    The zoo looks great and it’s good that they have so much space for animals but still… I am against keeping animals enclosed, outside their natural habitat. I can see that they have tried to recreate the right environments but a lion or a tiger still won’t be able to run for miles in the savannah.

  33. It looks like an amazing place! Especially because animals are in their natural habitat and aren’t captive, that is important according to me. Soft spot for the elephants! And amazing pictures by the way 🙂

  34. The Editor says:

    Singapore Zoo is one of the best places to visit in the city, and totally worth it. The surroundings are soo rich green and well maintained.


  35. sridharsalian says:

    love the way you tell about this place. It’s amazing information the places with wonderful pics. I’ve never gone there before. Noted it!

  36. anjuprakash says:

    So glad to hear this is a natural habitat zoo, captive animals really make me feel sad! The white tiger looks so majestic, and what an amazing shot of the zebra you clicked! Would love to visit this place sometime.

  37. We went for the Night Safari at Singapore…and that was an amazing experience. Many of the animal fences are not visible clearly at night and it feels as if they are standing out in the open!

  38. Singapore is on my bucket list! I love zoos and this zoo looks amazing also, someday…

  39. onceuponadollhouse says:

    What a beautiful travel experience. The exotic Zoo animals look majestic. We hope they are taken good care of at this facility.

  40. Tom says:

    I’ve long heard that the “night safari” tour through the Singers Zoo was quite worthy. Did you get a chance to do that? As for the shows, I’ve long wondered how the animals are treated.

    1. Sona Sethi says:

      Yes I have been to Night Safari! It was really awesome! Though I wouldn’t recommend to do both the Zoo and Night safari on the same day. I would like to have it split across a few days. 🙂

  41. Mimi B says:

    That looks like an amazing place to visit! I would find it amazing to feed elephants. If I ever get to that part of the world, I will not forget that this is an experience not to be missed.

    1. Sona Sethi says:

      Thank you! Elephant feeding is a lot of fun. You can get very close to the elephants and pat them too! 🙂

  42. Wow! I can’t believe you are able to get that close to the orangutans! That zoo looks amazing. I love that the animals are not so confined. Those elephants certainly did look like they were laughing. Love this!

    1. Sona Sethi says:

      Thank you! I am not a Zoo person as t makes me feel really sad about animals confined in limited space. This one is really different. Animals are really comfortable and the Soo has enough space for everyone including us.😊

  43. My friend is in singapore right now so I emailed her your link. I hope she goes. I am in love with your photography.

    1. Sona Sethi says:

      Thank you Terri! Yes, this zoo is highly recommended. Your Friend will definitely enjoy it. It needs almost the whole day.😍

  44. vishvarsha says:

    The sea lion is so cute! And I guess this is one of those rare zoos where feeding animals is cool and actually a thing. Looks like so much fun! Loved the article 🙂

    1. Sona Sethi says:

      Thank you Varsha! The sea lion show was the cutest. Loved it. Thank you for taking out time to read the article. 😬

  45. toughcookiemommy says:

    I love that the animals are allowed to live freely in their natural habitats at this zoo. You really took some breathtaking photos.

    1. Sona Sethi says:

      Thank you toughcookiemommy! 😊

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