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Discussion in 'Singapore' started by Singapore Zoo support, 8 Apr 2019.

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Which animal come to your mind first when you know you are going to visit the Singapore Zoo

  1. Elephant

    5.8%
  2. Colugo

    15.1%
  3. Lion

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Giraffe

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Ah Meng Orangutan

    11.6%
  6. Rhinoceros (Rhino)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Snake

    2.3%
  8. Leopard

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Proboscis Monkey

    58.1%
  10. Other

    7.0%
  1. Singapore Zoo support

    Singapore Zoo support Well-Known Member

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    I would like to share my Adventure or experience encounter at the Singapore Zoo. I love all the beautiful animals and I know a lot of wonderful animals lover friends here feel the same as me. I notice a common issue, a lot of family with kids had miss out a lot of key interesting learning event and show, really is a big challenge sometime to manage the time and the tour inside the Singapore Zoo well and efficiently. So what I going to do is, I will try to share some of the interesting event over here, so that all the animal lover friends still can see it. But nothing is better than seen the real thing at the event itself. I would like to take this opportunity to shout out, Please kindly support Singapore Zoo. This is part of many people childhood, hope this fantastic feeling can keep going better and better every time. Loving all the beautiful animals is also hand in hand to keep our Environment clean and Green. Please do not hesitate tell me if there anything interesting part I had miss out. Thanks every animal lover friends and I need your support over here and also Zoo Chat channel. Let this world be a better place to live in.

    I will start with is Crocodile feeding session, Video clips. Please take note, This event only happen on Sunday at 4.45pm.
    Advice, please be early 5 mins before time.
     
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  2. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    I think of none of these animals :p I think of Proboscis Monkey. I'm voting snake because that is the most vague option that gives me the best chance of seeing something I can't see here.

    ~Thylo
     
  3. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    You forgot to put "Proboscis Monkey" as an option for your poll :p
     
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    I mean I've never been, but if/when I first go I'll probably also be thinking of the proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus). However if I had to chose from the given options, I'd say orangutan as this zoo is known for having one of the best orang exhibit in the world.
     
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  5. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    Snap!
     
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    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    Crackle!

    ~Thylo
     
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  7. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Ah Meng died in 2008.
     
  10. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    I don't even know who Ah Meng is (or was).

    ~Thylo
     
  11. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Ah Meng was a famous Orangutan at the zoo (the poll lists her). Amongst Singaporeans her name would still be really well-known, despite having died a decade ago, but almost nobody from anywhere else would have heard of her.
     
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    Pertinax Well-Known Member

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    She was the iconic animal of Singapore zoo really. For a fee tourists could have 'breakfast' with her( or possibly sometimes a stand-in) but despite the humanisation she was a normal breeding Sumatran orangutan.
     
  13. TeaLovingDave

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    So basically the Singapore equivalent of Snowflake, the albino Western Gorilla held at Barcelona until 2003 :p despite the fact it is over 15 years since he died, when I visited last month I discovered that not only does the zoo still sell a large amount of merchandise relating to Snowflake, but they also continue to have signage on his old enclosure letting people know he is no longer present and died in 2003.
     
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    Daktari JG Well-Known Member

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    I'm so old I remember when Snowflake was front page
    National Geographic as an infant after his mother was shot.
     
  15. ThylacineAlive

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    Did she actually do anything to get that fame or did people just inexplicably fall in love with her like Boris at Chester?

    Reminds me more of Boris as mentioned above, considering Snowflake was at least an odd looking animal. I didn't realize Snowflake died in 2003, I remember hearing about him later than that and thinking he was still alive until around 2010-2011ish. I did enjoy the signage on him at Madrid, though, the story is interesting to read.

    ~Thylo
     
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    That's what I think of, too.
     
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    Wild, or does the zoo also keep them?
     
  18. CloudPardus

    CloudPardus Well-Known Member

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    I’m actually heading to Singapore Zoo for the first time in June,despite having visited the Night Safari when I was 14 and living in Singapore’s neighboring country - Malaysia,I would say Singapore Zoo has been in my top lists of places to visit when i’m on the island,that and I hope to catch a glimpse of their urban wild smooth coated otters!

    But if I have to say which animal I would probably see first,it’s either the cheetahs or painted dogs
     
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  19. ThylacineAlive

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    I believe they are easy to find wild on the zoo grounds.

    ~Thylo
     
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    I think easy would be a bit of an exaggeration, however, with persistence most people seem to see them.
     
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