River Safari’s Giant Panda Forest Opens Novemeber 29

Giant pandas Kai Kai (left) and Jia Jia (right) are adapting well to their new home at the Giant Panda Forest. PHOTO CREDITS: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE

30 October 2012, SINGAPORE – After the grand fanfare which involved the former President of Singapore Mr S. R. Nathan, the two giant pandas from China: Kai Kai (凯凯) and Jia Jia (嘉嘉) have finally settled down and will be ready to receive their first visitors on 29 November 2012 at Singapore Zoo’s newest attraction: River Safari’s Giant Panda Forest.

The River Safari will be Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park. It is scheduled to be officially launched on the first quarter 2013, but visitors will be able to preview the panda exhibit ahead of the official opening of the River Safari. Needless to say, visitors can expect  more other than the giant panda superstars. Other wildlife from China such as the golden pheasant and the red panda will also be welcoming visitors.

Visitors can also immerse themselves in the simulated natural habitat of the pandas with  lush live plants, boulders and water features. The temperature is a cooling 18-22 degrees Celsius all year round with humidity set at 50-60 per cent to ensure the pandas’ (and our) comfort.

Where to get tickets and how much?

Visitors will be able to enter the Giant Panda Forest from a specially-created access point in Singapore Zoo. Those planning to meet Kai Kai (凯凯) and Jia Jia (嘉嘉) at the Giant Panda Forest can do so by purchasing a Singapore Zoo admission ticket and a top-up fee of $5.00 per adult or $3.00 per child (3 to 12 years old).

Tickets to the giant panda exhibit will be on sale daily from 8.30am starting 29 November. These tickets can be purchased at Singapore Zoo’s ticketing counters and are valid only on the day of purchase. Tickets are on a first-come-first-served basis.

Current admission prices to Singapore Zoo are at S$20 per adult and S$13 per child (3 to 12 years).

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