Night Safari, Singapore

Night Safari
Night Safari Singapore Logo.png
Entrance of Night Safari, Singapore, 2012.jpg
Entrance of the Night Safari
Date opened26 May 1994 (1994-05-26)
LocationMandai, Singapore
80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Coordinates1°24′08″N 103°47′16″E / 1.402260°N 103.787886°E / 1.402260; 103.787886Coordinates: 1°24′08″N 103°47′16″E / 1.402260°N 103.787886°E / 1.402260; 103.787886
Land area35 ha (86 acres)[1]
No. of animals900[1]
No. of species100[1]
Annual visitors1,321,718 (FY 2019/20)[2]
Major exhibits59
WebsiteNight Safari

The Night Safari is the world's first nocturnal zoo and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Singapore.

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.[1] The Night Safari is managed by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, and about 1.3 million visitors visit the safari per year.[3][2] The Night Safari received its 11 millionth visitor on 29 May 2007.

  1. ^ a b c d "About Night Safari". www.wrs.com.sg.
  2. ^ a b "WRS Yearbook 2018/2019" (PDF). Wildlife Reserves Singapore.
  3. ^ "About Night Safari". www.wrs.com.sg.