Zoos exist all around the world where you get to see different species of animals during day time. However, if you are interested in viewing nocturnal animals, the Singapore Night Safari Park is the perfect place to go to. Located next to the Singapore Zoo, the night safari park opens after the sun sets. The entire park is spread around an area of 40 hectares and houses more than 2500 animals. The best thing about this park is that you would get to see their animals in their natural setting, without any hassles of going to an actual forest.
The entire park has been divided into seven zones where the environment has been fashioned as per the area it represents. Moreover, you would find animals that are indigenous to these places in these zones. The zones that you would see here are Equatorial Africa, Himalayan Foothills, Nepalese River Valley, Indo-Malayan Region, Asian Riverine Forest, Burmese Hillside and Indian Subcontinent.
The best way to see the night safari park is through the tram ride. You can also choose to walk through the walking trail in the park. The moonlighting that gives a natural glow to the park (for the sake of the animals) would guide you. The Fishing Cat Trail, the Leopard Trail and the Wallaby Trail are few of the trails that would take you on a tour of the park. There are also two aviaries (near the Leopard Trail) that are home to Malayan flying foxes and giant flying squirrels. The night safari park does not end with the tour of the park. On the other hand, get ready from some entertainment with the Thumbuakar Performance where the pyro warriors would showcase their fire-eating skills and such other talents. An interactive 20 minutes show called the Creatures of the Night Show is another highlight of the entire evening. Nocturnal species like otter, hyena, civet, binturong, etc. would showcase their talent during the show.
The interesting part of the Singapore Night Safari was its division into seven zones that house native animals from that particular region. We enjoyed watching animals in their natural habitat by walking on the trails and riding the tram. The cool behavior of animals was strange since they get disturbed when surrounded by humans. But in the park, they all seemed to be enjoying being an object of interest for the people.
The Singapore Night Safari was something different that we didn't try before. After all, who have the audacity to go into the jungle in the dark and watch animals. But this park is unique with options to watch animals by walking the trails and riding the tram in the night. It was good that no photography was allowed to avoid disturbance to the nocturnal animals.