Say Oink at Singapore's wildlife parks to ring in the Lunar New Year

10 JAN 2018
It has taken 11 long years for the pig to take centre stage for the Lunar New Year, and pig species in Singapore’s wildlife parks will be having the time of their lives showing their beauty and traits to park guests while squealing well wishes for the Year of the Pig.

Joining in the celebration will be Red River Hogs, one of the most beautiful pig species, and Babirusas, the charismatic toothy pigs from Sulawesi. Over at Jurong Bird Park, look out for the Cape Barren Goose and hear its distinctive deep, pig-like grunt which gives rise to its colloquial name, the Pig Goose.

Aside from the many species of pigs sending out their New Year greetings, a host of fun-filled activities and special retail and F&B promotions await guests to the wildlife parks during the Lunar New Year period, outlined below.
For more information on our Lunar New Year activities, please visit www.wildcny.sg (website will be ‘live’ from 18 January).

Catch a glimpse of these toothy Babirusas—native to Indonesia—at Singapore Zoo!

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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

 

The Red River Hog is also known as the Bush Pig, another member of the wild pig family with roots in Africa. Come see them at Singapore Zoo!

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