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SINGAPORE ZOO > WILD AFRICA
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LOCATION:
Near the zoo's entrance but it goes long well into the other end.

DESCRIPTION:
Wild Africa is probably the zoo's biggest section of animal exhibits. Very close to the entrance are the displays of barbary sheep and nilghai (a deer-like animal with long crooked antlers).

Then there is a sun bear on display in its den although I could not clearly see the bear as it was hiding. Next to the sun bear is a maned wolf which erratically patrons its territory in a mechanically circular motion, much to my amusement. Then there is an enclosure for guanacos, an llama-like animal of South American origin. Before I forget to mention, there are a number of camels on display too.

Further inside are white rhinos (they are not particularly white though), elands and gnus. Then there is a fairly vast space reserved for the adorable giraffes, which towering necks seemed to be able to reach my hands. An African-style thatched hut is available to view the giraffes on a slightly elevated ground.

I seemed to be reaching the end of Wild Africa with the displays of African zebras, African-crowned cranes (a type of long-legged bird), and nyalas (peculiarly look like a bongo or a greater kudu).

MY VERDICT:
Overall, a good African-wilderness experience.

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