Singapore’s Zoological Gardens started life after the Second World War as a menagerie of abandoned British military pets. By the early 1970s it had evolved into a proper zoo.
The collection of the zoo boasts more than 3000 animals from around the globe, especially big amount is of tropical Asian fauna – orangutans, tapirs, sambar deer, Sumatran tigers, hog deer, Indian elephants, various monkeys. Noteworthy are the crocodile, polar bear and baboon exhibits, the Komodo dragon habitat and the orangutan island which has the world’s largest group of the endangered orange apes. The zoo has 315 species of animals in all, 16 per cent of them endangered.
You can spend a whole day in this zoo and not get bored.