Usher in the NIU Year at Singapore’s Wildlife Parks This February

28 Jan 2021
Kick off the Year of the Ox at Singapore Zoo with our Ankole cattle. Their majestic horns, which are used in defense, measure an average of 2 meters in length and weigh in at over 700 kilogrammes. Known to survive in the harshest of conditions, the Ankole represents resilience and strength. Guests can set out on a trail to put together a festive treat specially created to suit the nutritional needs of the Ankole. To unlock more content about this breed of cattle, families can sign up for My Animal Buddy, a free-to-subscribe programme that enables children to enjoy and explore our wildlife parks through digital content.

Ring in the celebrations on an auspicious note with the oxen and cows at our wildlife parks from 12 to 26 February 2021

PHOTO CREDITS: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE

Next, venture to River Safari to meet sea cows, better known as manatees. Manatees and cows share a similar pastime — both species love chomping on grass. This Lunar New Year, for the first time, guests can book a unique reunion lunch set amidst the home of the giant pandas. The curated experience includes a five-course Lunar New Year meal, a guided Giant Panda Forest tour, reserved VIP seating at the Once Upon A River Show and an Amazon River Quest boat ride.

Over at Jurong Bird Park, keep a lookout for the cattle egrets. In the wild, cattle egrets are said to be inseparable from cows, feeding off the flies and bugs that tend to bother the cattle.

As night falls, lay your eyes on the Indian gaur, also known as the Indian bison or seladang at Night Safari. These magnificent creatures are the largest species of bovine and can weigh up to 1500 kilograms.

The celebrations would not be complete without some festive fun! Observe how our Lunar New Year stars at all four parks sharpen their instincts as they interact with festive themed enrichment devices made to resemble red packets and firecrackers.

Don’t forget to pop by our retail shops for some festive offers and pick up a set of limited-edition red packets. These red packets featuring animals at our parks can be purchased at only $3 with a minimum spend of $15.

For more information on our Lunar New Year activities, please visit www.wildcny.sg or refer to the details below.

Catch a glimpse of our majestic Ankole cattle at the Singapore Zoo with their 2-metre-long horns!

PHOTO CREDITS: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE

River Safari’s star is the sea cow — also known as the manatee. Spot them at the Amazon Flooded Forest in River Safari.

PHOTO CREDITS: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE

Jurong Bird Park will feature the cattle egret, a member of the heron family and the cow’s best friend.

PHOTO CREDITS: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE


ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Singapore Zoo


Festive Animal Enrichments


Meet the red-coated Ankole cattle known for their strength and agility. Watch as they enjoy treats from a special festive feeder!

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

 

Date: 12 – 26 Feb (PH and weekends only)


Time: 11.00am and 2.30pm


Venue: Ankole cattle exhibit at Rainforest KidzWorld


Zoo-diac Predictions

Get predictions for your zodiac and ready yourself for the niu year!


Date: 12 – 26 Feb

Venue: Outside Frozen Tundra

 

Auspicious Greetings at our Animal Presentations

Watch our adorable animals spread the festive joy with their playful antics at festive animal presentations!

 

 

Date: 12 – 26 Feb (PH and weekends only)

Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre
Splash Safari: 10.30am, 5.00pm
Rainforest Fights Back: 12.00pm, 2.30pm

Rainforest KidzWorld Amphitheatre
Animal Friends Show: 1.30pm, 4.00pm

 

牛 (niú) Year New Friend Trail


It’s the Year of the Ox and the animals at Singapore Zoo are welcoming 牛 (niú) friends to the park! Go on a trail to help three animals gather the Ankole cattle’s favourite food for a welcome ‘lou-HAY’ party. Sign up / login to My Animal Buddy and complete the trail to redeem an ice cream treat!

 

Date: 12 – 26 Feb (PH and weekends only)


Time: 10.00am – 4.30pm


Venue: Rainforest Walk (opposite otter exhibit)

 




River Safari


Festive Animal Enrichments

Usher in the niu year with our adorable sea cows. Catch them unlocking festive treats as they moo-ve gracefully underwater!

 

Date: 12 – 26 Feb (PH and weekends only)
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Amazon Flooded Forest


Zoo-diac Predictions

Get predictions for your zodiac and ready yourself for the niu year!


Date: 12 – 26 Feb

Venue: Giant Panda Courtyard

 

 

Auspicious Greetings at Once Upon a River


Receive prosperous greetings from our adorable capybara and look out for our African grey parrot as he reveals some lucky numbers for the year!

 

 

Date: 12 – 26 Feb (PH and weekends only)

Time: 11.30am, 2.30pm and 4.30pm

Venue: Boat Plaza

 

Niu Year Lunch with Pandas

Indulge in a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience with our pandas with a four course Chinese New Year set lunch. This curated experience also includes a guided Giant Panda Forest tour, reserved VIP seats at Once Upon a River Show, and our Amazon River Quest boat ride.

 

Date: 2-7 Feb, 9-14 Feb

Price From $268+ per pax

More details at: https://www.wrs.com.sg/en/river-safari/things-to-do/activities/unique-dining-experiences.html




Jurong Bird Park


Festive Animal Enrichments


Catch our cattle egrets in action as they sharpen their instincts with specially prepared festive treats made by our keepers.

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

 

Date: 12 – 26 Feb (PH and weekends only)

Time: 10.00am and 3.00pm

Venue: Wetlands


Zoo-diac Predictions

Get predictions for your zodiac and ready yourself for the niu year!


Date: 12 – 26 Feb

Venue: Penguin Coast

 

 

Auspicious Greetings at High Flyers Show

Be captivated by Sassy the cockatoo, as she soars in the air with auspicious red packets, spreading festive joy to all our guests.

 

 

Date: 12 – 26 Feb (PH and weekends only)


Time: 11.00am and 3.00pm


Venue: Pools Amphitheatre

 

Night Safari

 

Festive Animal Enrichments

Marvel at the magnificent gaur known for their massive build and curved horns. See how these majestic creatures locate their festive enrichment treats!

 

 

 

Date: 12 – 26 Feb (PH and weekends only)


Time: 7.00pm


Venue: Gaur exhibit along tram route

PROMOTIONS

 

Local Residents’ Exclusive

Enjoy up to 30 per cent savings when you purchase your admission tickets with us.

Redeem your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers for park admission.

Tickets are available online at

www.wrs.com.sg/en/ticketing/admission-and-rides/parks-selection.html.

Terms and conditions apply.
 


Be a Friend of Wildlife!


1 - 11 February 2021
Enjoy 15 per cent off Friends of Wildlife individual or family membership with promo code FOWCNY21 and receive an exclusive red packet set with every sign-up.


12 - 28 February 2021
Receive an exclusive red packet set with every Friends of Wildlife or Friends of Wildlife Plus individual or family membership sign-up.

Promotion is available at www.friendsofwildlife.sg. While stocks last! Terms and conditions apply.
 


Festive Specials

Usher in the new year with exclusive Disney® Tsum Tsum apparel and limited-edition red packets! Red packet sets can be purchased at $3 with a minimum spend of $15. (U.P. $8). Available at main retail shops across Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Night Safari and Jurong Bird Park.

While stocks last!
 


Prosperity Western Set Lunch

Satisfy your cravings with our sumptuous 3-course set lunch at $18.80 (adult) and $13.80 (child). Members enjoy 20 per cent off. Available at Singapore Zoo’s Forest Lodge and Flamingo Lodge at Jurong Bird Park.

Offer is available between 12 – 28 February 2021, from 11.00am to 2.30pm on Fridays to Sundays only.

 


Manatee Mania

Meet our adorable manatee family! Get to know their quirks, participate in a daily training session and even have a go at hand feeding them during mealtime!

From 12 Feb (Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun & PH)
Adult: $118 | Child: $72 (Up to 5 pax)
Members enjoy 20 per cent off

For enquiries, please email [email protected]