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The Singapore Night Safari is described as "the world's first and only night-time safari park", and is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Singapore. It was officially opened on 26 May 1994 and the entire area is 40 hectares. It is divided into eight geographical zones, which can be explored either on foot via three walking trails, or by tram. The walking trails there are named the Fishing Cat, Forest Giants & Leopard Trail. An interesting highlight is the Bat Mangrove Walk at Leopard Trail. The number of animals that can be observed at this safari park are 120, of which 72% are endangered species. 900,000 tourists per year visit the Park. National motto: Majulah Singapura (English: Onward, Singapore) Official languages English, Mandarin Chinese, Malay, Tamil Capital Singapore Largest city Singapore Government President Prime minister Westminster (de jure) Dominant-party (de facto) Sellapan Rama Nathan Lee Hsien Loong Area  - Total  - Water (%) 697. ... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...

The drama and mystery of the tropical jungle comes alive after dusk. Creatures from South America, and various other parts of Asia, including India, greet visitors from their own naturalistic enclosures, which simulate that of their own homeland. Among them are the giraffes towering over the gorgeous reservoir, the rare clouded leopards, endangered greater Asian rhinoceros and of course the "fishing cats". Its state-of-the-art animal enclosures use natural barriers rather than bars of cages to divide the animals from their human visitors. South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... World map showing location of Asia A satellite composite image of Asia Asia is the central and eastern part of the continent of Eurasia, defined by subtracting the European peninsula from Eurasia. ... The Republic of India is the second most populous country in the world, with a population of more than one billion, and is the seventh largest country by geographical area. ... Binomial name Giraffa camelopardalis Linnaeus, 1758 The Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an even-toed ungulate mammal and the tallest of all land living animal species. ... A reservoir (French: réservoir) is an artificial lake created by flooding land behind a dam. ...

External links

  • Night Safari website (http://www.nightsafari.com.sg/)



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