Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Singapore zoo

Anyone who's been reading this blog will have noticed by now that I love looking at and photographing animals. But like many people I worry about animal welfare issues, which is why I loved Singapore zoo.

Baby cotton-topped tamarind
The open-concept zoo means almost no cages. Animals are kept away from humans and other species by a series of moats and tree lines, and judging by the number of babies visible during my visit, the animals are well-looked after and content.

Flying fox having his lunch
The zoo is easy to reach from the centre. On public transport you've got two options: either take the MRT to Ang Mo Kio station (or Choa Chu Kang station), and grab a bus from there. Or you can take the slightly-more-expensive but more direct "tourist" bus that picks up along Orchard road (stops are at some of the big hotels), and goes all the way to the zoo from there.

One pissed-off lemur (a sloth had just stolen his perch)
You can get more information on the zoo's animal welfare policies, plus detailed transport information on their website:

Baby probosis monkey

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