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River Safari, Singapore Zoo

In June 2008, a new 15-minute cruise will be introduced which winds through the jungle-lined reservoir surrounding the zoo. The ride will be a platform for highlighting water conservation. It also serves as a ferry to bring visitors from the entrance to the furthest end of the zoo. In the next phase, exhibits will be built on either sides of the waterways to create a "River Safari" experience.

River Safari, Singapore Zoo
Zooish, 15 Sep 2007
    • Zooish
      In June 2008, a new 15-minute cruise will be introduced which winds through the jungle-lined reservoir surrounding the zoo.

      The ride will be a platform for highlighting water conservation. It also serves as a ferry to bring visitors from the entrance to the furthest end of the zoo.

      In the next phase, exhibits will be built on either sides of the waterways to create a "River Safari" experience.
    • patrick
      but doesn't the reservoir provide drinking water to the people of singapore?!!!
    • Zooish
      Yes it does! That's why only electric boats will be used. There is also a metre-wide storm drain which encircles the entire water-edge border of the zoo and night safari to trap any run-off from the site. All exhibits will have to be built behind the storm drain.

      Besides, the water is heavily treated before it is pumped into our taps.
    • DavidBrown
      @Zooish What kind of wildlife lives in the reservoir? Are there crocodiles?
    • Zooish
      @DavidBrown no crocodiles yet (theoretically they can make their way into the reservoir from the coast using the drainage system) but monitor lizards, long-tailed macaques, king cobra, orlitia turtles, snakehead and recently smooth-coated otters have been seen swimming in the reservoir. Invasive species like red-earred sliders and motoro stingrays are also common.
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