Get off to a roaring start for the Year of the Tiger and meet the symbols of strength and intelligence in the flesh at Singapore’s wildlife parks this Lunar New Year.

The spotlight is on the Malayan tigers, with special Lunar New Year themed enrichment activities prepared for them this festive period. Watch them show off their natural hunting behaviours and problem-solving instincts as they work to solve challenging food puzzles and be rewarded with their favourite treats.

Chinese New Year Night SafariMalayan tiger brothers Sali and Arhaa enjoying their festive enrichment at Night Safari. Image credit to Mandai Wildlife Group

At Singapore Zoo, be awed by the majestic 10-year-old male Malayan tiger, Sulong, as he extracts meat from a firecracker-shaped feeder suspended in the air. This tests his ability to reach elevated areas, mimicking situations in the wild where his prey may be hiding up in trees. At Night Safari, meet the park’s latest additions to the Malayan tiger family, brothers Sali and Arhaa. Born on 27 December 2020, Sali and Arhaa were the first Malayan tiger cubs born in Night Safari in over two decades, making them a significant addition to the population of the critically endangered sub species under human care. The curious cubs have since grown into handsome young juveniles with distinct characteristics. Arhaa is calmer and more reserved of the two, while Sali is assertive and more food motivated, often being the first in line when it’s mealtime. Catch them with their mother, 9-year-old Intan, as they sharpen their hunting skills by breaking open a prosperity box or pinata to get at their favourite treats, amongst other themed enrichment activities. Tigers are extremely smart animals, and these enrichment activities help keep them physically and mentally stimulated.

Once you’ve learnt all you can about our tigers, put your tiger knowledge to the test. Look out for the roving rangers at Singapore Zoo’s tiger exhibit and complete a challenge to earn a pin.

While there are no big cats over at Jurong Bird Park, be on a lookout for the White-eared catbird over at Heliconia Walk as they also enjoy festive treats specially prepared by our keepers. Aside from their tiger-like markings, these birds earned their name because of their unique call, a harsh rasping note resembling cats.

Joining in the festivities are our animal ambassadors who will welcome you with auspicious greetings at animal presentations across the parks. Receive well wishes from the capybara at River Wonder‘s Once Upon a River and let Sassy the cockatoo brings good tidings at the High Flyers Show as she soars in the air with red packets in Jurong Bird Park. That’s not all, our sea lion, coatimundis and canines have also joined in the festive greetings at Singapore Zoo’s animal presentations – the Splash Safari Show, Rainforest Fights Back Show and Animal Friends Show.

Celebrations would not be complete without discovering your zoo-diac predictions! Across the wildlife parks, learn more about your zodiac predictions for the year and find out how to make the most of your 2022.

For more information on our Lunar New Year activities, please visit here.





ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE (1 – 15 Feb 2022)

Singapore Zoo

Auspicious Greetings at Various Animal Presentations

Meet your favourite animals as they reveal festive greetings for the season!

Embark on a journey of discovery with our sea lion, coatimundis, beloved canines and more!

Limited seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are required to book show seats online in advance. Booking portal opens 2 hours before show time. Please arrive at the show venue 15 minutes before the show starts.

Date: 1, 2, 5, 6, 12, 13 Feb 2022
Venue: Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre (Splash Safari Show and Rainforest Fights Back Show)
Time:
Splash Safari: 10.30am, 5.00pm
Rainforest Fights Back: 12.00pm, 2.30pm

Venue: Rainforest KidzWorld Amphitheatre (Animal Friends Show)
Time:
Animal Friends Show: 1.30pm, 4.00pm

Festive Animal Enrichment with Malayan Tiger

Meet the magnificent Malayan tiger and join him in celebrating the Lunar New Year as they enjoy special ‘firecracker’ treats!

Venue: Tiger Exhibit
Date: 1, 2, 5, 12 Feb 2022
Time: 2.00pm

Zoo-diac Predictions

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

Venue: Entrance Courtyard, Singapore Zoo
Date: 1 – 15 Feb 2022

Tiger-ific Roving Rangers Challenge

Do you have terrific tiger knowledge? Find our Roving Rangers at the Tiger Exhibit, complete a simple challenge and redeem a pin*! Ranger Buddies can unlock an exclusive CNY-edition digital badge upon completion.

*While stocks last.

Venue: Tiger Exhibit, Singapore Zoo
Date: 1, 2, 5, 6, 12, 13 Feb 2022
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm

You can get tickets online at Klook or Trip.com.

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Night Safari

Festive Animal Enrichment with Malayan Tigers

Join our Malayan tigers as they enjoy a slew of festive activities prepared by the keepers. Watch them hone their hunting instincts chasing a specially made pinata, or simply join the tigers in enjoying special treats hidden in a prosperity box.

Venue: Tiger Exhibit along East Lodge Trail
Date: 1, 2, 5, 6, 12, 13 Feb 2022
Time: 8.30pm

Zoo-diac Predictions

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

Venue: Entrance Walkway
Date: 1 – 15 Feb 2022

You can get tickets online at Klook.

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River Wonders

Auspicious Greetings at Once Upon a River

Join our animal presentation and receive prosperous greetings from our Capybara!

Limited seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are required to book show seats online in advance. Booking portal opens 2 hours before show time. Please arrive at the show venue 15 minutes before the show starts.

Venue: Boat Plaza
Date: 1, 2, 5, 6, 12, 13 Feb 2022
Time: 11.30am, 2.30pm, 4.30pm

You can get discounted tickets online via Klook or Trip.com.

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Jurong Bird Park

Auspicious Greetings at High Flyers Show

Join our feathery friends to celebrate a wild Lunar New Year at our High Flyers Show! Be captivated by Sassy the Cockatoo, as she soars in the air with auspicious red packets.

Limited seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are required to book show seats online in advance. Booking portal opens 2 hours before show time. Please arrive at the show venue 15 minutes before the show starts.

Venue: Pools Amphitheatre
Date: 1, 2, 5, 6, 12, 13 Feb 2022
Time: 11.00am and 3.00pm

Festive Animal Enrichment with White-eared catbird

Marvel at the beautiful tiger-like markings on the plumage of the White-eared catbird and see how they sharpen their instincts with specially prepared festive treats made by our keepers.

Venue: Heliconia Walk
Date: 1, 2, 5, 6, 12, 13 Feb 2022
Time: 10.00am, 1.00pm and 4.00pm

Zoo-diac Predictions

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

Venue: Penguin Coast
Date: 1 – 15 Feb 2022

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or KKday.


CHINESE NEW YEAR 2022

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Where to Go During Chinese New Year 2022

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