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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Singapore Zoo Siamang,Emu, Hamadryas Baboons and the Orangutans

Singapore Zoo

How to get there:
From the City, take bus service 171 to Mandai Road. Alight at the first bus stop after the bus turns off Exit 7 of the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE). Transfer to bus service 927 or 926 (Do note that 926 only operates on Sundays and public holidays).

Opening Hours                                  
8.30am to 6.00pm daily                                   
(Last ticket sale at 5.30pm)                                    
Admission:                                  

Adult S$18.00, Child (3 to 12 years old) S$12.00                                                             
They said a zoo is a lonely place for animals, I was looking around and I guessed that might be a wrong perception. I admit they are not in a place where they should be right now, where the forest is really their rightly true home. However, here, they are fully taken cared of, feed as scheduled and their place was essentially made comfortable according to their habitat. It's pretty much a great home for these animals but no matter how I think about it, there's just, I mean no place like Home.

Siamang sings to defend their territory and to attract mates, that's a very interesting way to show-off.  

Emu is considered the Largest Australian Bird and the Worlds Second Largest. 


Hamadryas Baboons 
The Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia
Meet the family that flaunts their flashing red assets right in front of you. See them wiggle it and be amazed on how they groom each other.
The World's first Free-Ranging Orangutan Habitat can only be found there. I saw them swing from one tree to the other. The orangutan's moves were light and swift, each strand of branch they swing on goes along with their bodies, it was like chain reaction in the game of domino's.

Ah Meng, an icon of the Singapore ZooShe was the poster girl of the Singapore Zoo. Pictures of her have been used in Singapore's tourism advertisements worldwide. She has also been featured in over 30 travel films and more than 300 articles. Some of the foreign dignitaries and celebrities that visited Ah Meng included Prince Philip and Michael Jackson.
Due to her early years being raised by a family, Ah Meng was more approachable by humans than other primates in her clan. She was the first to host the Zoo's 'Breakfast With An Orang Utan' programme. By allowing visitors to interact closely with Ah Meng and other orangutans, the Singapore Zoo aims to raise public awareness of the importance of preserving the orangutan's natural habitat as well as of other environmental issues. Ah Meng died on 8 February 2008 due to old age she was 48 years old. IN the picture Ah Meng was with the late Chairman,  Dr Ong Swee Law, who founded the Singapore Zoo  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ah_Meng



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