05 - 19 Feb‘19

Say Oink at Singapore’s Wildlife Parks to ring in the Lunar New Year!

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It has taken 11 long years for the pig to take centre stage for the Lunar New Year, and pig species in Singapore’s wildlife parks will be having the time of their lives showing their beauty and traits to park guests while squealing well wishes for the Year of the Pig.

Joining in the celebration will be Red River Hogs, one of the most beautiful pig species, and Babirusas, the charismatic toothy pigs from Sulawesi. Over at Jurong Bird Park, look out for the Cape Barren Goose and hear its distinctive deep, pig-like grunt which gives rise to its colloquial name, the Pig Goose.

Aside from the many species of pigs sending out their New Year greetings, a host of fun-filled activities and special retail and F&B promotions await guests to the wildlife parks during the Lunar New Year period.

Trot Truths Booth
Singapore Zoo, Outside main retail shop | 5 – 10, 16, 17 Feb |10am – 4pm
Do you know what pigs are really like? Learn more about these intelligent creatures with fun and surprising facts.

Festive Animal Enrichments
All Parks
Catch our animals in action! See how they sharpen their instincts with festive treats specially prepared by our keepers. Watch our Red River Hog toss a special “Lou Hei” and see other animals interact with festive themed enrichment tools like red packets and “firecrackers”!

Win a spot in the Zoo-diac Animal Enrichment Workshop and a chance to participate in the Babirusa and Rhino animal enrichment at the Singapore Zoo by taking part in our Facebook contest!

All enrichment activities are weather-permitting and subject to change.

Zoo-diac Trail
Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park, Around the park | 5 – 19 Feb | 8.30am – 6pm
River Safari, Around the park | 5 – 19 Feb | 10am – 7pm
Night Safari, Entrance Courtyard | 5 – 19 Feb | 7.15pm – 12am
Get a glimpse into your future on our Zoo-diac Trail with zodiac predictions and expert advice on how to make the most of this year!

Majestic Lion Dance
Singapore Zoo and River Safari, Singapore Zoo Courtyard | 5 – 7 Feb | 10am, 2pm
Jurong Bird Park, Penguin Coast | 5 – 7 Feb | 9.30am, 1pm
Night Safari (LED Lion Dance), Entrance Plaza | 5 – 7 Feb | 7.30pm, 8.30pm
Snap stunning photos of our lions performing incredible stunts! Have a roaring good time as they bring you good fortune this year. Plus, don’t miss the dazzling LED Lion Dance at Night Safari!

Meet our Auspicious Mascots
Singapore Zoo and River Safari, Singapore Zoo Courtyard | 5 – 7 Feb | 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm
Jurong Bird Park, Penguin Coast | 5 – 7 Feb | 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm
Night Safari (LED mascot), Entrance Plaza | 5 – 7 Feb | 6.45pm, 7.45pm
Enjoy fun photo opportunities with our auspicious God of Fortune and Fu Lu Shou mascots. Let them share good luck with you!

Once Upon a River: Lunar New Year Special
River Safari | 5 – 19 Feb | Daily: 11.30am, 4.30pm Weekends: 11.30am, 2.30pm, 4.30pm
Every river has many stories to tell. Join us for a festive edition of our show and look out for auspicious numbers picked by our Grey Parrot, Lowe!

Auspicious Greetings at our Animal Presentations
Singapore Zoo | 5 – 19 Feb
Splash Safari: 10.30am, 5.00pm
Animal Friends Show: 11.00am, 4.00pm
Rainforest Fights Back: 12.30pm, 2.30pm
Be amazed as our animals unveil festive greetings at Singapore Zoo’s Animal Friends Show, Splash Safari and Rainforest Fights Back.

Auspicious Greetings at our Animal Presentations
Jurong Bird Park, Pools Amphitheatre | 5, 6, 9, 10, 16, 17 Feb | 11am, 3pm
Be amazed as our feathery friends celebrate a wild Lunar New Year at our High Flyers Show! Keep your eyes peeled for Sassy, our Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, as she swoops in with auspicious red packets.

Thumbuakar Performance: Lunar New Year Special
Night Safari | 6.45pm, 8pm, 9pm, Additional show: 10pm on Fridays, Saturdays & eve of Public Holidays
Watch our festive Thumbuakar Performance and see them welcome the Lunar New Year with a thrilling fire show.

Zoo-diac Animal Enrichment Workshop
Singapore Zoo, Rainforest Kidzworld | 9, 10, 16, 17 Feb | 9.30am – 10.30am
Learn how to make animal enrichment devices for our featured zodiac animals such as rabbits, goats, and dogs. Then watch them in action as they have fun with your new creation!

*additional charges apply

Wild Discoverer Tour: Lunar New Year Edition
Singapore Zoo | 1 – 28 Feb | 10.30am – 11.30am | Adult: $38 Child (Ages 3 to 12): $25
Hop on the tour buggy and let our guide show you around our popular exhibits, share secrets about our lovable animals and how we care for them daily. You’ll even have a chance to feed and interact with our mini pigs and rhinos!

*additional charges apply, pre-booking required, see website for terms & conditions.

Bird’s Eye Tour: Lunar New Year Edition
Jurong Bird Park | 1 – 28 Feb* | 11.45am – 12.45pm | Adult: $98, Child (Ages 3 to 12): $65
*Not available on 5 & 6 Feb
Here’s something no-birdy should miss! Fly a raptor, snuggle up with Sally the hornbill and for a limited time during the Lunar New Year, make your own red packets (enrichment tools) and fruit kebabs for the weaning birds.

*additional charges apply, pre-booking required, see website for terms & conditions.

Event Price

Individual park entrance fee applies

Event Location

Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, River Safari, Jurong Bird Park
80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826