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Park Visit Tips

To make your trip to Singapore Zoo safe, comfortable and memorable, here are some pre-arrival tips and advice.

Be sun safe

Bring along sunglasses or visors to protect your eyes from the solar glare. If you're prone to sunburn, we advise using sunblock or sunscreen as well.

Prepare for Rain

A little drizzle to lower the tropical temperature will make your day. We have observed that many animals love the rain and will come out to play! Inuka the polar bear has been known to love swimming when it rains, and the orangutans and chimpanzees seem to enjoy light showers. Arm yourself with a poncho or umbrella, and you are set! Hop on our tram if the rain gets too heavy, or seek shelter at the various pavilions we have around the park. Should lightning occur, please head indoors immediately for your own safety. 

Wear insect repellent

The Zoo takes preventive measures against mosquitoes and other insects, to ensure they don't present a problem. However, to make sure you don't get any unexpected bites, have some insect repellent handy.

Take your time and plan your trip

The Zoo is full of sights and activities. Allow at least half a day to enjoy what we have to offer, but a full day is ideal. Keep one of our maps with you at all times so you can plan which exhibit, feeding session, show, or other activity to go to next.

Wear comfortable footwear

Taking a leisurely stroll is the most flexible way to explore the Zoo, so make sure you wear comfortable footwear.

Give your legs a rest

There are many ways to explore the Zoo with minimum walking. Hop on our guided tram ride to explore the Zoo with minimal walking. In addition, many of the viewing galleries of our exhibits have seats that allow you to observe the animals comfortably. You can rest your feet there too.

Mobility for children, the elderly and disabled

Parents can rent strollers and wagons for their children. Wheelchairs are also available free-of-charge for the disabled, the elderly or special needs guests.

Stay hydrated 

Bring enough drinking water. You can also purchase a wide selection of canned, bottled drinks, water and juices at our F&B outlets.

Food

Our F&B outlets are located throughout the Zoo. Try the breakfast with our orang utans and other animals at the Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife for a unique experience. Other choices available are the Ah Meng Restaurant, KFC, The Wild Deli and Ben & Jerry’s. There is also a Mandai Mart convenience store at the entrance.

Don't share your food with the animals

Our animals are on well-balanced diets ensuring their best health and optimum weight - you are not being kind to them by feeding them.

Stay informed

If you are ever in doubt or need help, please do not hesitate to approach any of our uniformed staff members around the Zoo.