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|Date opened||26 May 1994|
|Location||Mandai, Singapore |
80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
|Land area||35 ha (86 acres)|
|No. of animals||900|
|No. of species||100|
|Annual visitors||1,321,718 (FY 2019/20)|
The concept of a nocturnal park in Singapore was suggested in the 1980s by the former executive chairman of the Singapore Zoo, Dr Ong Swee Law. Constructed at a cost of S$63 million, the Night Safari was officially opened on 26 May 1994 and occupies 35 hectares (86 acres) of secondary rainforest adjacent to the Singapore Zoo and Upper Seletar Reservoir.
The Night Safari currently houses over 900 animals representing over 100 species, of which 41% are threatened species. The Night Safari is managed by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, and about 1.3 million visitors visit the safari per year. The Night Safari received its 11 millionth visitor on 29 May 2007.