Our parks are home to some 21,000 animals representing nearly 1,000 species. Learn more about the animals in our care at our wildlife parks.

Animals in

Aardvark

Aardvark

Night Safari
African lion

African lion

Singapore Zoo

Lions live in social groups known as prides, made up of one or more mature males, several closely-related females and their young. Males roar and spray urine to advertise their territory to rivals.

African painted dog

African painted dog

Singapore Zoo

Hunting dogs look out for their pack members, especially the young and the sick.

Aldabra giant tortoise

Aldabra giant tortoise

Singapore Zoo

Naturally found at Aldabra Atoll, learn how we provide world-class care to our endangered Aldabra giant tortoises at Singapore Zoo.

American flamingo

American flamingo

Bird Paradise

This species has the most vibrant plumage of all flamingo species.

Asian elephant

Asian elephant

Singapore Zoo

With 40,000-50,000 left in the wild,. will the last of the megaherbivores be wiped out too?

Asian elephant

Asian elephant

Night Safari

With 40,000-50,000 left in the wild,. will the last of the megaherbivores be wiped out too?

Asian lion

Asian lion

Night Safari
Asian small clawed otter

Asian small clawed otter

Singapore Zoo

These smallest of 13 otter species in the world are social and playful animals.

Babirusa

Babirusa

Singapore Zoo

Babirusa means pig deer in Malay due to its tusks that look very much like the antlers of a deer.

Babirusa

Babirusa

Night Safari
Bali myna

Bali myna

Bird Paradise

The Bali myna is almost entirely white with long head plumes and black wing-tips. Endemic to Bali where it formerly ranged across the north-west third of the island, the species was never very widely distributed.

Barking deer

Barking deer

Night Safari
Barn owl

Barn owl

Night Safari
Binturong

Binturong

Night Safari
Black-faced spoonbill

Black-faced spoonbill

Bird Paradise
Black-winged myna

Black-winged myna

Bird Paradise
Blue-crowned laughingthrush

Blue-crowned laughingthrush

Bird Paradise
Blue-winged macaw

Blue-winged macaw

Bird Paradise
Blue cichlid

Blue cichlid

River Wonders
Blue neon cichlid

Blue neon cichlid

River Wonders
Bongo

Bongo

Night Safari
Bornean orangutan

Bornean orangutan

Singapore Zoo

Orangutans are apes, which means that unlike monkeys, they do not have a tail. Found in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra, they have special feet with long toes for grasping branches, and long limbs that can stretch out far so that they can move easily through the treetops. Orangutan babies stay with their mother for 7 to 8 years to learn survival skills. Play is an important way for them to learn these skills.

Brazilian porcupine

Brazilian porcupine

Night Safari
Brown lemur

Brown lemur

Singapore Zoo

Just droppin’ by. These round-eyed lemurs are frequent visitors at the Treetops Trail.

Buffy fish owl

Buffy fish owl

Night Safari
Californian sea lion

Californian sea lion

Singapore Zoo

Adept swimmers, the Californian sea lions have a streamlined body and ear passages and nostrils can be closed underwater.

Cat

Cat

Singapore Zoo
Celebes crested macaque

Celebes crested macaque

Singapore Zoo

This macaque is one of the world’s 25 most endangered primates. Swing over to Primate Kingdom to meet them.

Cheetah

Cheetah

Singapore Zoo

The fastest land animals, differentiate from other spotted cats by two black tear lines that extend from the corner of their eyes to the mouth.

Chestnut-fronted macaw

Chestnut-fronted macaw

Bird Paradise
Chimpanzee

Chimpanzee

Singapore Zoo

Humans and chimps are thought to share a common ancestor who lived 4-8 million years ago.

Clouded leopard

Clouded leopard

Night Safari

Named for its cloud-shaped coat markings, this cat is threatened by hunting and habitat loss.

Common brushtail possum

Common brushtail possum

Night Safari
Common emu

Common emu

Bird Paradise

Emus belong to a family of flightless birds called ratites, which also include ostriches, rheas, cassowaries and kiwis. As the second largest bird in the world after the ostrich, it can run at a speed of up to 50 km/hr.

Common palm civet

Common palm civet

Night Safari
Cotton-top tamarin

Cotton-top tamarin

Singapore Zoo

Tamarins usually have twins or triplets. Dad piggybacks the babies most of the time, passing them back to mum only when the babies need to nurse.

Descamp's strange-tooth cichlid

Descamp's strange-tooth cichlid

River Wonders
Dog

Dog

Singapore Zoo
Eagle Owl

Eagle Owl

Night Safari
Eastern black-and-white Colobus monkey

Eastern black-and-white Colobus monkey

Singapore Zoo

See more of our Colobus monkeys at Primate Kingdom. They are capable of leaping up to 15 metres and are rarely seen on ground.

Electric blue gecko

Electric blue gecko

Singapore Zoo

This diurnal gecko is found only in Tanzania's Kimboza and Ruvu Forest Reserves, where it dwells exclusively on pandan plants, which are associated with swamps or limestone within the forest.

Electric eel

Electric eel

River Wonders

Named for the electrical charge it releases to stun its prey and enemies, the electric eel can generate up to 800 volts of electricity, enough to kill an adult human.

Estuarine crocodile

Estuarine crocodile

Singapore Zoo

Adult males can reach lengths of 7m. It is also the croc with the widest distribution.

Fairy cichlid

Fairy cichlid

River Wonders
Falabella

Falabella

Singapore Zoo
Fishing cat

Fishing cat

Night Safari
Fossa

Fossa

Singapore Zoo

What makes the fossa Madagascar’s top predator? Its adaptations include a good sense of smell and keen vision, even in low-light conditions.

Fruit bat

Fruit bat

Night Safari
Gaboon viper

Gaboon viper

Singapore Zoo

This snake’s brilliant beauty and easygoing temperament belie its tenacity as a predator.

Gambian pouched rat

Gambian pouched rat

Night Safari
Gentoo penguin

Gentoo penguin

Bird Paradise

Gentoo Penguins is the world’s fastest underwater bird, swimming at speeds of up to 36km/h!

Giant anteater

Giant anteater

Night Safari
Giant freshwater stingray

Giant freshwater stingray

River Wonders

The giant freshwater stingray is most likely the world's largest freshwater fish and can weigh up to 600kg. Get to learn more about them at River Wonders.

Giant panda

Giant panda

River Wonders

Come meet Singapore's resident giant pandas, Kai Kai, Jia Jia and the latest addition to the family!

Giant river otter

Giant river otter

River Wonders

This largest of all otters can grow to a standing height of 1.8m and take down small caimans.

Giraffe

Giraffe

Singapore Zoo

Two young Rothschild’s giraffes Adhil and Balaji arrived at Singapore Zoo, part of a globally managed breeding programme under the EAZA Ex-situ Programme.

Golden-shouldered parrot

Golden-shouldered parrot

Bird Paradise

The golden-shouldered parrot nests in conical termite mounds. Dubbed the ‘antbed parrot’, it excavates its nest during the wet season when the mound is rain softened.

Golden poison frog

Golden poison frog

Singapore Zoo

Known for their extreme toxicity, these frogs produce toxins twenty times more potent than that of any other poison dart frog.

Goliath tigerfish

Goliath tigerfish

River Wonders

The tigerfish is the largest member of the tigerfish clan, a fierce predator with daggerlike teeth.

Great argus

Great argus

Bird Paradise

Great Argus are amongst the largest pheasants, related to the peafowls. Males have long twin tail feathers, which grow to a whopping 1.5 m in length, while their flamboyant wing feathers boast many eyespots.

Great blue turaco

Great blue turaco

Bird Paradise
Great cormorant

Great cormorant

Night Safari
Greater green leafbird

Greater green leafbird

Bird Paradise
Greater mousedeer

Greater mousedeer

Singapore Zoo

With a rodent-like face and a rabbit's body perched precariously atop the pencil-thin feet of a piglet, the mousedeer looks like an odd mix of different animals.

Great green macaw

Great green macaw

Bird Paradise
Great hornbill

Great hornbill

Bird Paradise
Green anaconda

Green anaconda

River Wonders

The anaconda is known as the world's heaviest snake. It may be slow on land but it can move swiftly in water. Visit River Wonders to learn more about them.

Green basilisk

Green basilisk

Singapore Zoo

The green basilisk lizard is also known as the plumed or double-crested basilisk. Males can be distinguished by the showy crests on their heads and backs, which are used to impress females.

Grey-handed night monkey

Grey-handed night monkey

Night Safari
Grey kangaroo

Grey kangaroo

Singapore Zoo

One of the largest kangaroo species commonly found in Australia, the eastern grey kangaroo swims well and evades predators by diving.

Grey parrot

Grey parrot

Bird Paradise

Among the 350 odd parrot species worldwide, grey parrots are best able to mimic human speech.

Hamadryas baboon

Hamadryas baboon

Singapore Zoo

Hamadryas baboon are hardy monkeys with a strong build and a dog-like snout. Males and females look so dissimilar that they have been thought to be of different species.

Himalayan tahr

Himalayan tahr

Night Safari
Hog badger

Hog badger

Night Safari
Humboldt penguin

Humboldt penguin

Bird Paradise
Hyacinth macaw

Hyacinth macaw

Bird Paradise
Indian crested porcupine

Indian crested porcupine

Singapore Zoo
Indian gharial

Indian gharial

Singapore Zoo

The Indian gharial is a critically endangered species that is estimated to have fewer than 200 left in the wild.

Indian gharial

Indian gharial

River Wonders

A narrow snout, attended by an array of fearsome teeth, helps the gharial catch its fish.

Indian rhinoceros

Indian rhinoceros

Night Safari
Javan slow loris

Javan slow loris

Night Safari
King penguin

King penguin

Bird Paradise

The King Penguin stands at a height of 1 metre. It is the second tallest penguin, after the Emperor Penguin, which is 1.3m tall.

Kinkajou

Kinkajou

Night Safari
Komodo dragon

Komodo dragon

Singapore Zoo

The world’s largest lizard is also one of the few lizards with a venomous bite.

Laughing kookaburra

Laughing kookaburra

Bird Paradise

The cackle of the laughing kookaburra is an iconic sound of the dry eucalypt forests of eastern Australia at dawn and dusk.

Leopard

Leopard

Singapore Zoo

The leopard has the practice of heaving its kill up into the limbs of a tree for undisturbed feeding. Assisted by powerful limb, neck and jaw muscles, it can easily drag a carcass that weighs more than itself!

Leopard cat

Leopard cat

Night Safari
Lesser flamingo

Lesser flamingo

Bird Paradise

Out of six flamingo species, the lesser flamingo is the smallest and most numerous with around three million individuals.

Lesser mousedeer

Lesser mousedeer

Singapore Zoo

With a rodent-like face and a rabbit's body perched precariously atop the pencil-thin feet of a piglet, the mousedeer looks like an odd mix of different animals.

Lesser whistling duck

Lesser whistling duck

Night Safari
Macaw

Macaw

Singapore Zoo
Major Mitchell's cockatoo

Major Mitchell's cockatoo

Bird Paradise
Malayan flying fox

Malayan flying fox

Singapore Zoo

With a wingspan of 1.5 – 1.7m, these are some of the largest bats in the world.

Malayan flying fox

Malayan flying fox

Night Safari
Malayan tiger

Malayan tiger

Singapore Zoo

Revered as a symbol of power and strength for its near-supernatural grace and agility.

Malayan tiger

Malayan tiger

Night Safari
Manatee

Manatee

River Wonders

Manatees and their dugong cousins are the only aquatic mammals to feed solely on plants.

Maned wolf

Maned wolf

Night Safari
Masked lapwing

Masked lapwing

Bird Paradise

Natives call the masked lapwing the ‘spear-carrying bird’ due to the sharp yellow spurs on its wings.

Masked Palm Civet

Masked Palm Civet

Night Safari
Mekong giant catfish

Mekong giant catfish

River Wonders

Come face to face with the largest freshwater fish in the world, with a record growth of 3.2 metres long and 300 kilograms in weight at River Wonders!

Military macaw

Military macaw

Bird Paradise
Mini pig

Mini pig

Singapore Zoo
Morepork owl

Morepork owl

Night Safari
Naked mole rat

Naked mole rat

Singapore Zoo

Naked mole rats can survive longer than any other rodents, and suspected to be resistant against cancer. Learn more about their secret to staying cancer-free.

Nile hippo

Nile hippo

Night Safari
Northern red-shouldered macaw

Northern red-shouldered macaw

Bird Paradise
Northern rockhopper penguin

Northern rockhopper penguin

Bird Paradise

Rockhopper penguins are so named because of their ability to hop over rocks and boulders, sometimes reaching heights of up to 1.8m.

North island brown kiwi

North island brown kiwi

Night Safari
Oriental pied hornbill

Oriental pied hornbill

Bird Paradise
Palm cockatoo

Palm cockatoo

Bird Paradise

The palm cockatoo is the world’s largest cockatoo. Its distinctive cheek patch of bare skin flushes from pink to bright red when the bird is alarmed or excited.

Pangolin

Pangolin

Night Safari
Panther chameleon

Panther chameleon

Singapore Zoo

Head down to RepTopia to find out why and how panther chameleons are considered opportunistic hunters.

Papuan hornbill

Papuan hornbill

Bird Paradise

The Papuan hornbill is the only hornbill in New Guinea. Called ‘Kokomo’ in local Tok Pisin language, it is a show stealer. In flight, its wings give off a very loud whooshing sound.

Pelican

Pelican

Night Safari
Philippine eagle

Philippine eagle

Bird Paradise
Porcupine

Porcupine

Night Safari
Possum

Possum

Night Safari
Proboscis monkey

Proboscis monkey

Singapore Zoo

The largest breeding group of proboscis monkeys outside its range is found in Singapore Zoo.

Pygmy goat

Pygmy goat

Singapore Zoo
Pygmy hippo

Pygmy hippo

Singapore Zoo

Too dense to float and swim in water, the pygmy hippo tiptoes along riverbeds instead.

Rabbit

Rabbit

Singapore Zoo

Long movable ears and large eyes placed high on the head, providing near-360° vision, help rabbits detect predators from afar. Powerful hind-limbs help them make a quick getaway.

Rainbow-lorikeet

Rainbow-lorikeet

Bird Paradise
Red-and-green macaw

Red-and-green macaw

Bird Paradise
Red-bellied macaw

Red-bellied macaw

Bird Paradise
Red-bellied piranha

Red-bellied piranha

River Wonders

The red-bellied piranhas are found in the Amazon River basin and they have teeth sharper than those of a shark. Learn more fun facts about them at River Wonders.

Red-crested turaco

Red-crested turaco

Bird Paradise
Red-fronted macaw

Red-fronted macaw

Bird Paradise
Red-shanked douc langur

Red-shanked douc langur

Singapore Zoo

The douc langur's almond eyes and delicate features lend a kind of wistful magic to their beauty.

Red-tailed black-cockatoo

Red-tailed black-cockatoo

Bird Paradise

Cockatoos are large parrots, known for their long life spans that range from 40 to 70 years. They differ from other parrots in that they have a head crest and no blue or green feathers. Black cockatoos are found only in Australia.

Red panda

Red panda

River Wonders

The red panda's fiery red coat is no doubt why its name in Chinese literally means 'fire fox'.

Red river hog

Red river hog

Night Safari
Red ruffed lemur

Red ruffed lemur

Singapore Zoo

With rich rust-red fur offsetting a jet-black face, these are easily among the most beautiful of primates.

Regal horned lizard

Regal horned lizard

Singapore Zoo

Game for a scaly good time? Slither down to RepTopia at Singapore Zoo and learn more about the regal horned lizard.

Ring-tailed lemur

Ring-tailed lemur

Singapore Zoo

A repertoire of some 22 different calls helps these primates engage in complex social interactions.

Roseate spoonbill

Roseate spoonbill

Bird Paradise

Named for its unique spoon-shaped bill, the roseate spoonbill has attractive pink plumage and a defined carmine wing patch. The bare green skin on its head takes on a yellowish hue during the breeding season.

Roseate spoonbill

Roseate spoonbill

Night Safari
Roti snake-necked turtle

Roti snake-necked turtle

Singapore Zoo

This turtle’s snake-like, long neck is about two-thirds the length of its shell.

Salmon-crested cockatoo

Salmon-crested cockatoo

Bird Paradise
Santa Cruz ground-dove

Santa Cruz ground-dove

Bird Paradise
Scarlet ibis

Scarlet ibis

Bird Paradise

They are what they eat – scarlet ibises feed on crayfish, crabs and aquatic insects which give their plumage the bright red colour.

Scarlet macaw

Scarlet macaw

Bird Paradise
Senegal bushbaby

Senegal bushbaby

Night Safari
Serval

Serval

Night Safari
Skunk

Skunk

Singapore Zoo
Sloth bear

Sloth bear

Night Safari
Small-clawed otter

Small-clawed otter

Night Safari
Small-toothed palm civet

Small-toothed palm civet

Night Safari
Southern cassowary

Southern cassowary

Bird Paradise

The southern cassowary is the third biggest bird after the ostrich and emu. Compared to the single wattled northern cassowary, it is slightly larger and has two wattles, which hang loosely from its neck.

Southern three-banded armadillo

Southern three-banded armadillo

Night Safari
Spotted hyaena

Spotted hyaena

Night Safari
Spotted whistling duck

Spotted whistling duck

Night Safari
Spotted wood owl

Spotted wood owl

Night Safari
Straw-headed bulbul

Straw-headed bulbul

Bird Paradise

Known for its melodious calls, the straw-headed bulbul has been hunted to extinction across much of its range in Southeast Asia.

Sugar glider

Sugar glider

Night Safari
Sulcata tortoise

Sulcata tortoise

Singapore Zoo
Sumatran orangutan

Sumatran orangutan

Singapore Zoo

<p>Orangutans are apes, which means that unlike monkeys, they do not have a tail. Found in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra, they have special feet with long toes for grasping branches, and long limbs that can stretch out far so that they can move easily through the treetops.</p> <p>Orangutan babies stay with their mother for 7 to 8 years to learn survival skills. Play is an important way for them to learn these skills.</p>

Sumba eclectus

Sumba eclectus

Bird Paradise

Male and female eclectus parrots look so different that they were once thought to be separate species. Males are predominantly green; females are red or purplish red.

Sun bear

Sun bear

Singapore Zoo

This smallest of all bear species gets its name from the U-shaped golden marking on its chest.

Sunda slow loris

Sunda slow loris

Night Safari
Sun parakeet

Sun parakeet

Bird Paradise
Superb starling

Superb starling

Bird Paradise
Tasmanian devil

Tasmanian devil

Night Safari
Tawny frogmouth

Tawny frogmouth

Bird Paradise

Often confused with owls, the nocturnal tawny frogmouth is closely related to night jars. It has a flat, wide beak like a frog’s mouth, hence its common name.

Tree kangaroo

Tree kangaroo

Singapore Zoo

These kangaroos traverse the treetops with ease with their powerful arms, sharp claws and long tail.

Two-toed sloth

Two-toed sloth

Singapore Zoo

Whether they are sleeping, eating, mating, or giving birth, sloths carry out most of their activities hanging upside-down from tree branches.

Wallaby

Wallaby

Night Safari
White-faced saki monkey

White-faced saki monkey

Singapore Zoo

Sakis can make downward leaps covering close to 10m, a feat which has earned them the nickname “flying monkeys”. Head down to Fragile Forest or Primate Kingdom zones to see them in action.

White rhinoceros

White rhinoceros

Singapore Zoo

A huge animal that feeds exclusively on grass, the white rhino has a wide mouth shaped for ‘mowing’ short grass. Its square lips set it apart from the hook-lipped black rhino.

White tiger

White tiger

Singapore Zoo

White tigers are not albinos or a different sub-species of tigers. Their white coat, brown stripes and blue eyes are the result of a mutated gene. Both white and orange-coloured tiger cubs can be found in the same litter.

Woylie

Woylie

Night Safari
Yellow wattled lapwing

Yellow wattled lapwing

Night Safari
Zebra

Zebra

Singapore Zoo

Stallions of this species mark and maintain territories using middens (dung piles). The Grevy's zebra is distinguished from other zebras by its round ears, white underbelly and the bullseye stripe pattern on its rump.

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