Trot down to Singapore's wildlife parks to welcome the year of the pig

24 JAN 2019
It was a piggy party today at the Singapore Zoo, where both wild and domestic members of the pig family pigged out on an early festive surprise ahead of the Lunar New Year.

These adorable mini pigs had a ball (or two) of a time when they were treated to an early Lunar New Year surprise. Come see them at Singapore Zoo’s Rainforest Kidzworld!

PHOTO CREDITS: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE

 

The captivating Red River Hogs, in their striking orange coats, indulged in a classic ‘Yu Sheng’, specially catered to their herbivorous diet: shredded carrots, red cabbage, beetroot, oranges and coloured pasta. The charismatic Babirusas, with their iconic canines, delighted on-looking guests as they unveiled well-wishes for the Year of the Pig, and were treated to carrots, soy beans and kang kong.


They may be the littlest in size compared to their wild counterparts, but they are certainly the biggest superstars this Lunar New Year! The mini pigs, located at the Singapore Zoo’s Rainforest Kidzworld, arrived a month ago and are all set to enthrall guests with their cute antics and squeaks.
Guests can visit these pig species at Singapore Zoo this Lunar New Year, and enjoy a host of festive special activities including a story walk, photo sessions with mini-pigs, and enthralling lion dance performances  

They may be the smallest in size, but these mini pigs are the biggest superstars this Lunar New Year.

PHOTO CREDITS: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE

 

Catch a glimpse of these toothy Babirusas—native to Indonesia—at Singapore Zoo, as they unveil wishes for the Year of the Pig!

PHOTO CREDITS: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE

 

River Safari’s star is the Collared Peccary, a species from South America which can be spotted on the Amazon River Quest Boat Ride.

PHOTO CREDITS: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE

 

Activity

Details

Trot Truths Booth

Do you know what pigs are really like? Learn more about these intelligent creatures with fun and surprising facts.

 

Singapore Zoo

Venue: Outside main retail shop

Dates: 5 – 10, 16, 17 Feb

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

 

Festive Animal Enrichments

Catch our animals in action! See how they sharpen their instincts with festive treats specially prepared by our keepers. Watch our Red River Hog toss a special “Lou Hei” and see other animals interact with festive themed enrichment tools like red packets and “firecrackers”! 

 

Win a spot in the Zoo-diac Animal Enrichment Workshop and a chance to participate in the Babirusa and Rhino animal enrichment at the Singapore Zoo by taking part in our Facebook contest!

 

All enrichment activities are weather-permitting and subject to change.

 

All Parks

Please refer to www.wildcny.sg for dates and timings. 

Zoo-diac Trail

Get a glimpse into your future on our Zoo-diac Trail with zodiac predictions and expert advice on how to make the most of this year!

Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park

Venue: Around the park

Dates: 5 Feb – 19 Feb

Time: 8.30am – 6.00pm

 

River Safari

Venue: Around the park

Dates: 5 Feb – 19 Feb

Time: 10.00am – 7.00pm

 

Night Safari

Venue: Entrance Courtyard

Dates: 5 Feb – 19 Feb

Time: 7.15pm – 12.00am

 

Majestic Lion Dance

Snap stunning photos of our lions performing incredible stunts! Have a roaring good time as they bring you good fortune this year. Plus, don’t miss the dazzling LED Lion Dance at Night Safari!

Singapore Zoo and River Safari Venue: Singapore Zoo Courtyard

Dates: 5 – 7 Feb

Time: 10.00am, 2.00pm

 

Jurong Bird Park

Venue: Penguin Coast

Dates: 5 – 7 Feb

Time: 9.30am, 1.00pm

 

Night Safari (LED Lion Dance)

Venue: Entrance Plaza

Dates: 5 – 7 Feb

Time: 7.30pm, 8.30pm

 

Meet our Auspicious Mascots

Enjoy fun photo opportunities with our auspicious God of Fortune and Fu Lu Shou mascots. Let them share good luck with you!

 

Singapore Zoo and River Safari Venue:  Singapore Zoo Courtyard

Dates: 5 – 7 Feb

Time: 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm

 

Jurong Bird Park

Venue: Penguin Coast

Dates: 5 – 7 Feb

Time: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm

 

Night Safari (LED mascot)

Venue: Entrance Plaza

Dates: 5 – 7 Feb

Time: 6.45pm, 7.45pm

 

Once Upon a River: Lunar New Year Special

Every river has many stories to tell. Join us for a festive edition of our show and look out for auspicious numbers picked by our Grey Parrot, Lowe!

River Safari

Dates: 5 – 19 Feb

Daily: 11.30am, 4.30pm

Weekends: 11.30am, 2.30pm, 4.30pm

 

Auspicious Greetings at our Animal Presentations

Be amazed as our animals unveil festive greetings at Singapore Zoo’s Animal Friends Show, Splash Safari and Rainforest Fights Back.

 

Singapore Zoo

Dates: 5 – 19 Feb

Splash Safari: 10.30am, 5.00pm

Animal Friends Show: 11.00am, 4.00pm

Rainforest Fights Back: 12.30pm, 2.30pm

 

Auspicious Greetings at our Animal Presentations

Be amazed as our feathery friends celebrate a wild Lunar New Year at our High Flyers Show! Keep your eyes peeled for Sassy, our Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, as she swoops in with auspicious red packets.

 

Jurong Bird Park

Venue: Pools Amphitheatre

Dates: 5, 6, 9, 10, 16, 17 Feb

Time: 11.00am, 3.00pm

Thumbuakar Performance: Lunar New Year Special

Watch our festive Thumbuakar Performance and see them welcome the Lunar New Year with a thrilling fire show. 

 

Night Safari

Time: 6.45pm, 8.00pm, 9.00pm

 

Additional show at 10.00pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and eve of Public Holidays

 

Zoo-diac Animal Enrichment Workshop

Learn how to make animal enrichment devices for our featured zodiac animals such as rabbits, goats, and dogs. Then watch them in action as they have fun with your new creation!

 

*additional charges apply

 

Singapore Zoo

Venue: Rainforest Kidzworld

Dates: 9, 10, 16, 17 Feb

Time: 9.30am – 10.30am

 

Wild Discoverer Tour: Lunar New Year Edition

Hop on the tour buggy and let our guide show you around our popular exhibits, share secrets about our lovable animals and how we care for them daily. You’ll even have a chance to feed and interact with our mini pigs and rhinos!

 

*additional charges apply, pre-booking required, see website for terms & conditions.

 

Singapore Zoo

Dates: 1 – 28 Feb 

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am

 

Adult: S$38.00

Child (Ages 3 to 12): S$25.00

 

Email [email protected] to enquire.

 

Bird’s Eye Tour: Lunar New Year Edition

Here’s something no-birdy should miss! Fly a raptor, snuggle up with Sally the hornbill and for a limited time during the Lunar New Year, make your own red packets (enrichment tools) and fruit kebabs for the weaning birds.

 

*additional charges apply, pre-booking required, see website for terms & conditions.

 

Jurong Bird Park

Dates: 1 – 28 Feb*

Time: 11.45am to 12.45pm

 

Adult: S$98

Child (Ages 3 to 12): S$65

 

Email [email protected] to enquire.

 

*Not available on 5 & 6 Feb