Wednesday, 15 January 2014

What can you find in River Safari?

Thinking of a place to go this weekends? You can consider to take a leisurely stroll to the newest addition Wildlife Reserves Singapore's park - River Safari. Over at there, you will get to discover the 8 rivers (Mississippi, Congo, Nile, Ganges, Murray, Mekong and Yangtze rivers). Not forgetting the Giant Panda Forest, Squirrel Monkey Forest as well as Amazon Flooded Forest. 

When you purchase the ticket to River Safari, remember to book a complimentary slot to visit the Amazon river quest where you get to embark on a boat adventure.

Ready to find out what's in River Safari? 
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American Beaver 
They are known as the dam-building herbivores. Beavers use branches and mud to construct dome-shaped homes and the world's largest beaver dam found in Canada's Wood Buffalo National Park which measures 850m (size of the 8 football fields). I'm certainly impressed of their hardwork working on it for over 40 years!! 

Alligator Snapping Turtle
Alligator is one of the largest freshwater turtles in the world. Not only that, it is also a great actor. During hunting for its prey, it will lie motionless in the water and when the time is right, it snaps its jaws with great speed and force, killing its prey instantly. 

Mississippi Paddlefish
Paddlefish eat very tiny things. Despite it's plankton-only diet, this fish can grow up to an impressive size. Interestingly, the flat snout detects electric impulses to navigate and locate food.

Alligator Gars
It can survive out of water for up to two hours.

 African Dwarf Crocodile 
The smallest of all crocodile. The adult for this species seldom grow up to 1.6m.

Giant Freshwater Puffer  
During stressed or frightened, it will take in huge amounts of water to expand its body so as to scare away potential predators. The formidable teeth will let it feasts on the hard-shelled prey such as crabs, dams, mussels and shrimps.

Tiger fish
Can you see the teeth? If you are thinking whether will it attack humans, then you might be right. Giant tiger teeth hunts in pack is known to attack humans and even crocodile. 

Giraffe Catfish
Giraffe-like spots may provide camouflage, pointed snout to suck food from river floor.

Soft shell turtle

As you walk around to explore River Safari, you will get to experience the charm of Mekong and have a close up of the Mekong giant catfish and giant freshwater stingray. You have to check this out when you are there~ 

Another post will be up to show you the Wild amazon and Giant Panda. Not forgetting the panda bao as well. 

80 Mandai Lake Road
Singapore 729826
Tel: 6269 3411

Opening hours: 9am - 6pm daily (last ticket sale at 5pm)

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