Visitors to Singapore can expect animals
hopping, slithering and crawling in their new exhibits at Night
Safari’s latest Wallaby Trail.
This walking trail officially opens to the
public this Friday, 17 August 2012, and will bring visitors
through a fascinating discovery of wildlife in the Australasian
region which includes Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand.
Originally the Forest Giants Trail, the revamped
walking trail features 13 new indoor and outdoor animal exhibits.
Visitors can expect close encounters with a range of marsupials,
including the parma and Bennett's wallabies in a walk-through
exhibit designed to let visitors get as close as possible to its
residents. Other animals include Australia’s native bird, the
tawny frogmouth, and the white-lipped python from Papua New
“We’re excited to highlight these Australasian
species in the Wallaby Trail because the Australasian region is
home to more than one million species of plants and animals, many
of which are found nowhere else in the world. The introduction of
this walking trail adds another dimension to Night Safari’s
wildlife experience and we hope to inspire visitors to appreciate
and protect the earth's extraordinary biodiversity,” said Mr.
Kumar Pillai, General Manager, Night Safari.
The most prominent feature in the walking trail
is the Naracoorte Cave. This re-construction of the Naracoorte
Caves National Park in South Australia offers visitors a glimpse
into the lives of cave dwellers such as free-flying bats, the
giant river toad and the beauty snake. Through the use of dim
lightings, this cave chamber showcases stalactite and stalagmite
structures simulating a limestone cave. The trail also features an
educational interpretive centre that showcases the beauty of
Australasian flora and fauna through various animal and plant
The Wallaby Trail covers 4,800 square metres and
can be easily accessed from the park’s main tram station.
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