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SINGAPORE ZOO > ELEPHANTS OF ASIA
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LOCATION:
On the shores of the Upper Seletar Reservoir. Close to Primate Kingdom and Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre.

DESCRIPTION:
Elephants of Asia is the latest animal conservation initiative unveiled by Singapore Zoo for the largest land-based animals on the planet. The entrance is beautifully designed into an elevated wooden path amidst lush greenery. In keeping spirit with the logging areas of Myanmar's Arakan region, from which Elephants of Asia is modeled after, there are also Buddhist stupas and stone-carved elephant statues to set the tone of the exhibit.

The feature section of Elephants of Asia has a number of viewing lofts for spectators, along with wonderfully built thatched huts. There is a small body of water that separates the viewing area and the mini "island" on which the elephants are housed.

On 1130 hrs and 1530 hrs daily, there will be  a show on elephants and their behaviours called "Elephants at Work and Play". One of the highlights is a segment where the skilled mahouts will bathe and scrub the body of the elephants as a demonstration. Feeding sessions are held afterwards.

MY VERDICT:
A great thematic display. Certainly plays some role in educating people to protect this fragile animal.

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