Friday, October 9, 2015

Singapore River Safari - Manatee Exhibit

Seven manatees have been moved from the Singapore Zoo to the River Safari which houses the world's largest freshwater aquarium. They are part of the River Safari's Amazon Flooded Forest exhibit, which showcases the annual flooding of the Amazon rainforest where fish and other creatures swim among the trees. Read more from source.

Video of the manatees swimming, they swam so beautifully, looked like mermaids.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Singapore River Safari Part 2 - Pandas

The highlight of our visit to Singapore River Safari must be the Pandas Exhibit.

Kai Kai (凯凯) and Jia Jia (嘉嘉) are housed in a specially constructed climate-controlled enclosure which change throughout the four seasons emulating their original environment. The zoo grows its own 8,000-square-metre (86,000 sq ft) plantation of special bamboo specially for the feeding of the giant pandas. These pandas are a sign of the twentieth anniversary of friendly Sino-Singapore relations. The names of the two pandas were selected from entries of a public naming competition organised in 2010. The pandas, which arrived in September 2012, are on a ten-year loan from China.

Read more from Wikipedia.

Meals of Kai Kai

Meals of Jia Jia

Kai Kai is so adorable and easy to take photo of him cause he is so active.

Meanwhile Jia Jia is sleeping so soundly.

Video of the Pandas Exhibit.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Singapore River Safari Part 1 - Fishes

Recently, my son brought me to Singapore River Safari. Not a good time to visit cause of the haze blown over from Indonesia Fire Forest. But as we already bought the tickets online, decided to go ahead with the visit but did not choose to take the boat ride cause of the hazy condition.

Even the staff were wearing masks. Every where I looked is so blur and hazy but luckily most of the exhibits were indoor and were shaded from all the huge vast trees.

Many such riddles along the walk through the exhibits.

Enjoyed looking at all the different species of the fishes, looked out for more exhibits in Part 2 in next post.