New Amphitheatre unveiled at Night Safari; Creatures of the Night presentation sees revamp
There will also be two new exhibits which feature a rotation of different animal ambassadors along the walkway to the amphitheatre.
Visitors to Night Safari can now experience animal presentations in a brand-new 1000-seat amphitheatre with enhanced stage features.
Launched on Tuesday (Nov 29), the new amphitheatre is now fully sheltered, allowing presentations to go on in inclement weather.
An LED wall and the latest surround sound and lighting are among the multiple new tech elements introduced to “elevate the storytelling and transport the audience into new environments”, the Mandai Wildlife Group said.
The stage, inspired by natural landscapes, is designed with water features and thematic trees to “bring out the natural behaviours of the animals.”
Mandai Wildlife Group also states that the new space also features spacious back-of-house facilities that allow the programme animals to exhibit their natural behaviours while not on stage, a key component in ensuring animal welfare and quality of life.
The Creatures of the Night presentation is also renewed with the addition of new animal species.
New animals including the Indian Crested Porcupine, Raccoon Dog, and Bearded Pigs will share the stage with existing wildlife species such as the Asian Small-clawed Otters, Malay Fish Owl and Fennec Fox.
There will be two new exhibits which feature a rotation of different animal ambassadors along the walkway to the amphitheatre.
Visitors can lay their eyes on animals including Fennec Foxes and Binturongs. The Burmese and Reticulated Pythons, retired from previous iterations of Creatures of the Night, will also feature in the habitats.
The Creatures of the Night presentation will take place daily in the new amphitheatre at the Night Safari between 7.30pm and 9pm. Visitors are advised to reserve their seats online two hours prior to the presentation time.
Visitors to the Night Safari can also see four Tasmanian Devils, which were recently added to the Night Safari’s Wallaby trail.
The Tasmanian Devils are part of a global insurance population by the Save the Tasmanian Devil Programme and the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania.