After the trip to the River Safari a few days ago, Aina wanted to go to Night Safari. The last time she went to the Night Safari was back in 2010, and it was during the Halloween. I think, she was quite traumatize over the big pumpkin monster, so she never asked to go back to the Night Safari… until today.
The Night Safari opened after the Zoo and River Safari closed. And since this is the holiday season, we expected the place to be crowded. And it was. The place wasn’t even opened, but the line already went all the way to near the bus stop. Oh well… What do you expect, right?
After we got in, we started with taking the Tram around the Safari. That way, after the Tram Tour, we can walk around to see specific things that Aina wanted to see in more detail.
Of course, there is another long line to take the tram…
You see, many animals are more active at night, especially the predators. In the regular zoos, which you go during the day, most of the lions, tigers and the meat-eaters are all sleepy and lazing around. The fun thing about Night Safari is that those big cats are usually up and walking around.
The not-so-fun thing, though, it was hard to take pictures of those animals in the dark, especially from a moving vehicle…
After the tram ride finished, and we were back at the entrance again, we decided to have dinner at their food court before exploring the place on foot. Oh boy, the food there was SUPER expensive. The food is like a normal food court type of food, but the price was like 4 times more expensive. We ended up with Nasi Briyani and cans of Oolong tea… the can of oolong tea was $6! oh, it’s usually around $1.3-$1.5… But at least, the food was good.
Note to self: eat dinner outside before going to the Night Safari, and skip their food court.
After dinner, we walked around the foot path of the Safari around. Here, we see the smaller animals, which I think Aina liked it more. She likes furry little animals…
Mouse Deer a.k.a the Kancil.
And the noisy little otters…
There was an Ocelot hunting or playing with something. It was busy jumping around here and there, and it was fun to watch this mini leopard-looking thing playing around.
A Lazy Leopard
And a family of skittish porcupines…
After the little animals, we got to roam around on foot near the areas where the bigger animals were. The same places where the tram passed. So, we saw the zebra, hyenas, lions again, with a few new things like lynx and smaller cats.
But for Aina, the highlight of the Safari was the Down Under area, where you can play around with little wallabies… They were sooooo cute! I think, next time we go to Australia, we have to take Aina to places like Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary that we went in Brisbane.
The complete photos are in Night Safari – Dec 2015 photo album.