Receive auspicious greetings from our animal ambassadors, learn how to give rabbits tender loving care and watch them share a “lo-hay” platter

Lunar New Year at Singapore ZooResident Mini Rex Rabbits at Singapore Zoo’s Rainforest KidzWorld (from left) Rudy, Ronnie and Rosette take centrestage this Lunar New Year and get busy munching on CNY-themed goodies! Photo credit: Mandai Wildlife Group

Hop on down to Mandai Wildlife Reserve from 21 January to 5 February 2023 and welcome the Year of the Rabbit “兔” (tù)-gether with our Mini Rex Rabbits.

Watch our bunnies gather and enjoy a “lo-hay” platter prepared by their care team at Buddy Barn in Singapore Zoo’s Rainforest KidzWorld. Take the opportunity to interact with these gentle animals and their keepers in interaction sessions at Buddy Barn which go on throughout the year. Then head over to Animal Playground where you can learn more about caring for rabbits through interesting games and activities. The Animal Playground was designed as an area for the animals in Singapore Zoo where they can explore enrichment devices and new environments, and at times, interact with other species. The Animal Playground uses upcycled and sustainable materials including the very durable firefighter’s hose and wood elements.

Animal ambassadors from Singapore Zoo‘s and River Wonders‘ animal presentations will be part of the celebrations too. Receive prosperous greetings from our Capybara at River Wonders’ Once Upon a River, as well as our boisterous Sea Lion, Coatimundi and everyone’s favourite canines from Splash Safari, Rainforest Fights Back, and Animal Friends.

The lunar new year would not be complete without new apparel, sweet treats and the traditional lion dance. Delectable macarons are available at Singapore Zoo, while you can choose from a selection of Lunar New Year apparel at the retail stores in Singapore Zoo, River Wonders and Night Safari. Ring in the new year with the lion dance performance at the Singapore Zoo entrance, get up close with the God of Fortune mascot and look up your zoo-diac sign as you explore the parks.

You can get tickets via Klook for Singapore Zoo, River Wonders and Night Safari.

For more information on the Lunar New Year activities at Mandai Wildlife Reserve, visit here.

Lunar New Year at Mandai Wildlife Reserve 2023

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE (21 Jan to 5 Feb 2023)

Singapore Zoo

Auspicious Greetings at our Animal Presentations

Singapore Zoo Lunar New Year Animal PresentationSingapore Zoo Animal Presentation – Photo credit Mandai Wildlife Group

Witness the talents of our Sea Lion, Coatimundi and beloved canines as they reveal festive greetings for the season!

Limited seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

📅 21 Jan – 5 Feb 2023

📍 Splash Safari, Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre
⏱ 10.30am, 5pm

📍 Rainforest Fights Back, Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre
⏱ 12pm, 2.30pm

📍 Animal Friends, Rainforest KidzWorld Amphitheatre
⏱ 1.30pm, 4pm

Majestic Lion Dance and Meet the Mascot

With rousing drumbeats, welcome the Lunar New Year with our lion dance performance. Say hi and take photos with the God of Fortune for good luck and prosperity.

Lion Dance is weather permitting.

📍 Singapore Zoo Entrance
📅 22 – 24 Jan 2023
⏱ 10am, 2pm

“Lo-HAY” with Mini Rex Rabbits

Join our adorable rabbits in celebrating the Lunar New Year as you watch them gather to enjoy their festive treats.

📍 Buddy Barn
📅 21, 22, 23, 28 & 29 Jan 2023
⏱ 2.30pm – 3pm

Zoo-diac Predictions

Learn about your zodiac predictions and get expert advice on how to make the most of this year.

📍 Opposite Otter Exhibit
📅 21 Jan – 5 Feb 2023

“兔” (Tù)-gether, let’s care for rabbits!

Hop over to Animal Playground for fun games and activities to find out how you can give rabbits the love they need. Ranger Buddies can unlock an exclusive Lunar New Year digital badge.

📍 Animal Playground
📅 21*, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29 Jan, 4 & 5 Feb 2023
⏱ 9.30am – 4.30pm (*Booth will be open till 1pm on 21 Jan)

River Wonders

Auspicious Greetings at Once Upon a River

Catch our animal presentation and receive prosperous greetings from our Capybara! Our African Grey Parrot will also reveal some lucky numbers for the year.

Limited seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Online booking is required. Animal presentation is weather permitting.

📍 Boat Plaza
📅 21 Jan – 5 Feb 2023
⏱ 11.30am, 2.30pm, 4.30pm

Zoo-diac Predictions

Learn about your zodiac predictions and get expert advice on how to make the most of this year.

📍 Panda Courtyard
📅 21 Jan – 5 Feb 2023

Night Safari

Zoo-diac Predictions

Learn about your zodiac predictions and get expert advice on how to make the most of this year.

📍 Entrance Walkway
📅 21 Jan – 5 Feb 2023


Feeling adventurous and hoping to soak in the Chinese New Year atmosphere? We have compiled a list of Where to go during Chinese New Year 2023, especially for our readers.

Where to Go During Chinese New Year 2023

Looking for CNY goodies for your home? Here’s where to buy pineapple tarts and bak kwa in Singapore.

Zee & Elle Pineapple Tarts CNY23

Want to shower your family and friends with blessings and bountiful gifts this CNY? Here is a list of unique CNY gifts and hampers to consider gifting!

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