Celebrate CNY with the animals at Singapore’s wildlife parks

The festivities will kick off across all the parks on Feb 1.

Alicia Ang

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Published: 26 January 2022, 12:38 PM

Starting from Feb 1, all of Singapore’s wildlife parks will be ushering in the Chinese New Year with their respective animals. 

The spotlight this year will be on the Malayan tigers in the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, due to it being the Year of the Tiger. 

In the Zoo, you can catch the 10-year-old tiger Sulong play with a firecracker-shaped feeder, which will be stocked with meat. In the Night Safari, a tiger family will attempt to break open prosperity boxes hung from trees to get their favourite treats. 

These enrichment activities are meant to not only celebrate the season, but highlight how tigers are highly intelligent and natural problem solvers. 


The prosperity boxes and firecracker feed boxes are both festive and mentally stimulating to the tigers. PHOTO CREDIT: MANDAI WILDLIFE GROUP



Though Jurong Bird Park doesn’t have tigers, you can still watch the white-eared catbird enjoy treats made specially for the season. Not only does this bird have tiger-like markings, its call is distinctly catlike. 

The Bird Park is also kicking off a special High Flyers show for the season, with its cockatoo flying around holding hong baos


This special High Flyers show will be held at 11am and 3pm on select days throughout the 15 days of Chinese New Year. PHOTO CREDIT: MANDAI WILDLIFE GROUP


Lastly in River Wonders (formally named River Safari), the park’s capybara will be revealing prosperous messages in its animal presentation.

These shows and enrichment activities will be held on various dates throughout the 15 days of Chinese New Year. For dates and tickets, you can check Mandai Wildlife Group’s website. 

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