River Safari

River Safari is the newest exciting addition to Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s portfolio of award-winning parks. Nestled between Singapore’s two award-winning wildlife parks – Singapore Zoo and Night Safari – River Safari will offer an unforgettable adventure inspired by eight of the world’s most amazing rivers. The $160-million attraction features state-of-the-art exhibit design, Southeast Asia's largest panda exhibit as well asthe world's largest freshwater aquarium. Housing one of the world’s largest collections of freshwater fauna, the park features over 5,000 animals representing over 500 species. And that includes Singapore’s resident giant pandas, Jia Jia and Kai Kai.
Take a leisurely stroll and wander through the park on an exploratory river adventure of the Congo, Ganges, Mississippi, Murray, Mekong, Nile, and Yangtze rivers. With the pristine Upper Seletar Reservoir as a backdrop, River Safari is also home to the Giant Panda Forest, Squirrel Monkey Forest and the enchanting Amazon Flooded Forest.
Venture through the Mississippi River and geta rare inside look at the home of the beavers. Go nose-to-snout withthe rare Mississippi paddlefish and primitive alligator gar. As you explore down to the Congo River, stop and marvel at the world's largest freshwater puffer fish.
From one African river toanother, flow down to the Nile River Zone where the sharp-toothed tigerfish and the many-finned birchir resideHere, you’ll also see the peculiar-looking softshell turtle and the goonch catfish. Head south of the Pacific Ocean to Australia’s Murray Riverto meet the barramundi, the Australian lungfish, the robber crab, and the Murray cod – Australia’s largest freshwater fish – which can reach 1.8 metres in length. Woww... !!
The Mekong River beckons with one of the world’s largest freshwater aquariums, which houses the magnificent Mekong catfish andthe giant freshwater stingray. The Mekong catfish can grow upto 2 metres long and the giant freshwater stingray, an awe-inspiring 600 kilogrammes in weight!
Next, make your way down to the charming Yangtze River, home of the world’s largest amphibian – thegiant salamander. Just around the corner, enter the Giant Panda Forest, home of Jia Jia and Kai Kai. Observe these cute envoys from China asthey roam around their naturalistic habitat. Spot the golden pheasants and red pandas that share this remarkable climate-controlled biodome.
No riverine expedition is complete without a ride down the Amazon River. At Wild Amazonia, set sail on an exciting adventure known as theAmazon River Quest. This ride takesyou down the mysterious and captivating South American river where you’ll meet the amazing wildlife that come fromthe world’s largest tropical rainforest. Peer into the secret worlds of the spider monkey, maned wolf, Brazilian tapir and more. Venture into the deep, dark, jaguar cave, and try spotting the powerful predator before it spots you. From the river toshore, step into the Squirrel Monkey Forest. Short furred and adorable, these monkeys are known to be highly intelligent primates that live together in social groups.
The Amazon Flooded Forest is another mustsee and fascinating ecological showcase. It is an immersive recreation of the Amazonian rainforest, which gets submerged in upto 15 metres of water everyyear during the rainy season. Wander into the depths of this multi-level exhibit to witness an amazing underwater habitat for creatures suchas the arapaima and the giant river otter.
After all that excitement journey, beckon your taste buds at our specially-designed thematic restaurants. Feast on savoury Chinese fare at the River Safari Tea House located at the Entrance Plaza, or tuck in to delectable Szechuan Chinese cuisine and panda-themed bites at the Mama Panda Kitchen, right bythe Giant Panda Forest. Visit theHouse of Jia Jia & Kai Kai to stock up on giant panda-inspired memorabilia and complete your adventure by taking home treasured memories of the River Safari with you from our unique underwater-themed retail shop.

River Safari
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