First in Asia to offer white rhino feeding session
Singapore, March 12, 2010 – An African getaway is set to become reality as Singapore Zoo introduces Africa Hooves and Horns, a guided tour for participants to explore the world of the white rhino along -Wild Africa’. The special Behind the Scenes feature will allow participants to come up close with this magnificent species and discover more about the treatment they receive. The tour will commence on 13 March 2010.
The two-hour Africa Hooves and Horns tour will transport visitors via buggy to the Wild Africa trail where they will get to experience the first ever in Asia white rhino feeding session. In addition, visitors will learn more about other animals from the African continent such as the giraffes, lions, zebras, and cheetahs.
-The white rhinoceros is an animal which has survived millions of years. Today, it is considered a threatened species. Vigilance is needed to ensure that it does not go on the brink of extinction. We hope with the new Africa Hooves and Horn programme at Singapore Zoo, more can be gleaned on conservation through the guided tour,- said Ms Isabel Cheng, Director, Sales, Marketing and Communications, Wildlife Reserves Singapore.
The guided tour, which begins at 12.45pm, will also introduce visitors to various specimens such as a rhino horn and ostrich egg.
Registration fee for adult and child (7 years and above) is at S$100 per person and registration is required one week in advance. All participants of the guided tour will walk away with exclusive tour mementos.
At the same time, those who are up for more feeding action will be delighted to know that in addition to the white rhino session, there will be token feedings with the cheetah, African hunting dog, meerkat, lions and giraffes. The enriching Wild Africa Zone feeding programme will be available every weekend from 5 to 28 March 2010. Complete with keepers’ commentaries, visitors will be able to learn more about the animals’ diets, habits and other interesting facts.
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Those interested to register for Africa Hooves and Horns can call Singapore Zoo at 62693411 or email