Singapore Zoo will celebrate its 50th anniversary come June 27, and it is counting down to the big day with a series of Golden ZOObilee festivities starting this month.
These limited-time-only experiences are not to be missed. Watch out for a collection of eight bespoke animal sculptures created especially for this commemorative edition; Instagram-worthy opportunities and tactile play elements on the Happy ZOObilee trail; animal interaction sessions and craft workshops; Mandai Wildlife Run on September 23 and 24 that winds through Singapore Zoo, River Wonders and Night Safari; special Backstage Pass – Incredible Invertebrates that takes visitors behind the scenes on August 6; Zoo Adventure Tour: ZOObilee edition private buggy tour from June 27 to August 27; and the two-day Wild Explorer Camp from June 1 to 2 and June 8 to 9, aimed at children aged six to 10.
Since opening in 1973, the zoo has welcomed close to 60 million visitors. Starting out with just 272 animals across 72 species, the expansive park today is home to more than 4,200 animals from over 300 species, of which 34 per cent are threatened.