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Where to Find Wildlife in Singapore

By Viator, January 2018

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Singapore isn’t exactly known for its nature reserves or national parks. Yet the island-nation is a great place for animal lovers due to its excellent zoo and wildlife parks, where visitors can observe animals in amazingly natural habitats. Here are our top picks for wildlife spotting in Singapore.

Jurong Bird Park
Stepping into Jurong Bird Park means stepping inside the world’s largest walk-in aviary. Encompassing a 49-acre (20-hectare) swath of jungle, the bird park provides a home to some 8,000 birds representing more than 600 species. An air-conditioned tram connects the various exhibits, which are also accessible on foot.

Singapore Zoo
The Singapore Zoo, considered to be one of the best zoological parks in the world, is home to 2,800 animals of more than 300 species and the world’s most successful orangutan breeding program. The philosophy of the rainforest–themed zoo includes thoughtfully landscaped habitats, minimal caging, and special viewing features, like elevated platforms or underwater windows to maximize your chances at seeing the animal residents.

Singapore Night Safari and River Safari
The Singapore Zoo also operates two safari experiences outside the bounds of the zoo itself. The most popular of the two is the Night Safari tour, where you embark on an after-dark safari into the jungle by tram and on foot to observe nocturnal critters in their naturalistic habitats in the world’s first nocturnal zoo. On the River Safari, a newer offering, you enjoy a boat trip along the great rivers of the world to see the animals that live in and around the globe’s freshwater environments.

Pulau Ubin
If you’re craving a more natural animal encounter, consider a day trip to nearby Pulau Ubin. The mangrove forests of this island off Singapore’s shores are home to a host of wildlife, including water monitors, hornbills, and pink dolphins. Keep an eye out for these and other animals during an eco-friendly kayaking tour.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Singapore’s first Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Heritage Park comprises wetlands, ponds, mudflats, and mangrove forests. An important habitat for migratory birds, the biodiversity-rich reserve has a new visitor center as well as several nature trails for spotting the park’s resident animals.

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Situated on a high hill only a short way from Singapore’s city center lies Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, one of the last areas of primary rainforest in the country. Some 40 percent of Singapore’s native flora and fauna reside within this park.

Tours & Tickets

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Private Tour: Singapore Zoo Morning Tour with optional Jungle Breakfast amongst Orangutans, ... 
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Private Tour: Singapore Zoo Morning Tour with optional Jungle Breakfast amongst Orangutans

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 65 Reviews

Enjoy the flexibility of this private Singapore Zoo tour where you will experience a new concept in animal keeping with the Singapore Zoo's beautifully ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.40
Singapore Bike Adventure around Pulau Ubin, Singapore, Nature & Wildlife
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Singapore Bike Adventure around Pulau Ubin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Escape the hustle and bustle of Singapore and enjoy this 4-hour bike ride through scenic Pulau Ubin. Cycle deep into the island to see natural wildlife ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.10
Singapore Zoo with Transfer and Optional Breakfast with Orangutans, Singapore, Bike & Mountain Bike ... 
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Singapore Zoo with Transfer and Optional Breakfast with Orangutans

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1773 Reviews

The Singapore Zoo is the only place in the world where you can have breakfast with orangutans! Ride a tram through the zoo on a morning tour with an expert ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.11
Singapore Jurong Bird Park Tour, Singapore, Nature & Wildlife
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Singapore Jurong Bird Park Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 186 Reviews

Take a ride on the air-conditioned Panorail for a panoramic view of Singapore's Jurong Bird Park, also referred to as Wings of Color, and into a tropical ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.66
Private Tour: Singapore Zoo Night Safari Tour with optional Buffet Dinner, Singapore, Nature & ... 
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Private Tour: Singapore Zoo Night Safari Tour with optional Buffet Dinner

4.5 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

A trip to Singapore would not be complete without a stop at the world's first Night Safari. This private tour of the Singapore Zoo will unfold the mystery and ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $127.02
Pulau Ubin Mangrove Kayak Adventure from Singapore, Singapore, Nature & Wildlife
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Pulau Ubin Mangrove Kayak Adventure from Singapore

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Discover the natural wonders of Pulau Ubin on this 4-hour kayaking adventure! Take a break from Singapore’s busy city streets and visit the beautiful ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.19
Singapore Night Safari with Optional Buffet Dinner, Singapore, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Singapore Night Safari with Optional Buffet Dinner

4 star rating: Recommended 1268 Reviews

Grab the chance to take the family on a Singapore Zoo Night Safari tour through the jungle. From the safety of your visitors' tram you'll spot nocturnal ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.28
Singapore Super Saver: Night Safari and River Safari, Singapore, Nature & Wildlife
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Singapore Super Saver: Night Safari and River Safari

4 star rating: Recommended 126 Reviews

Explore the world’s freshwater rivers and nocturnal habitats on this combo tour of River Safari and Singapore Zoo Night Safari -- winner of the Singapore ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.28
River Safari Experience in Singapore, Singapore, Nature & Wildlife
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River Safari Experience in Singapore

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 25 Reviews

Discover more than eight river habitats – from the mighty Mississippi to the majestic Yangtze – and experience rare opportunities to see aquatic species on ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $40.11

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