We had a fantastic day at the zoo yesterday. Although we arrived during a huge tropical downpour and walked through buckets of warm rain in the first 15 minutes, it was fine for the rest of the day. We started with a jungle breakfast with macaws, snakes, tamarins, and a beautiful family of urang utans. This place has the world’s largest number of urang utans in any zoo, and there have been thirty six baby urang utans born here. We were able to watch two of these youngsters play with their parents while we ate our breakfast, including a cute little tantrum that resulted in the little one falling off the platform.
I also introduced Hayden to Mira the Mexican milk snake.
Singapore zoo has a very successful breeding program, with around 300 births and hatchings of 44 species in the last year, including Hamadryas Baboons, cotton-top tamarins, pygmy hippopotamus, Douc langurs, proboscis monkeys, meerkats, manatees, komodo dragons, spotted mousedeer, oriental small-clawed otters, Chinese stripe-necked turtles and Linne’s two-toed sloths. There were zoo-borns everywhere, it was so delightful to see so many different species flourishing in lush and spacious enclosures.