Zoo Hoo – zookeeper for a day

We were invited to Singapore Zoo’s Zoo Hoo event.

Zoo Hoo is where our kids can come in close to the animals, trainers, understand the different Zoo careers. Wei and Kang enjoyed their Zoo Hoo session back in 2010.

The difference for 2012 was “Jungle out loud”. There are some enriching encounters like “King of the Savannah”, “Ape-solutely Melodious” and “Elephant Symphony”. We can hear how animals vocalize and even play the different musical instruments.

On our tram, we caught the usual suspects. Maybe we are late (10plus), some animals were already in dreamland.

The Sun and Rain play “catching” with us too, alternating between wet and humid. Mandai Zoo literally become Rain forest.

We head to Animal Show to avoid the drizzle, and maybe say Hello to Dora (part of Zoo Hoo event). Someone is playing cat and mouse on the compound.

First time visitors will be amazed at the cat’s agility (catch the video below)

Before the cat and mouse bump into each other, our friendly hosts encouraged us to participate in some games to warmup.

NBA players come in all sizes. The rat is so cute !

As part of Zoo Hoo’s programme, there was a Greet and Meet session with Dora and Diego.

Video : Zoo Hoo encounters

We miss the animal petting sessions and the bubbles after the Animal Show. But kids are not complaining, we got Dora and Diego.

There is always an excuse for Ice Cream Time, now With Panda flavour cover.

We would have loved to participate in more activities, if not for the rain. However, we make do with the lousy weather. Kids were excited when the our tram roll down it’s raincoat. As we roll around the Zoo, Daddy ask the kids whether animals need to hide from the Rain.

Enjoy the zoo, even when it rains. Don the raincoat, try to splash some puddles.
The kids did that on their school outing some time back. It will be a new experience for everyone.

More Zoo Hoo photos can be found on our fanpage, or revisit our Zoo Hoo adventure in 2010.

We would like to take this opportunity to thanks Singapore Zoo (part of Wildlife Reserves Singapore) for the invite. Every trip to the Zoo is always a new experience for us.

Zoo Deepavali

Over the Deepavali holiday, we pop by at Singapore Zoo with our friends Heng family. Zoo is always one of our best playground, and having a “corporate card” helps 🙂

We thought we have seen almost everything, from “rainy days“, to “wagon-fun
Video : Then this creature from Fragile Forest’s undergrowth came out to say Hello ! (looks like salamander)

Everyone were amused, even the ducks haha. It just goes to show our Zoo always has something waiting to surprise us. Even Mousedeer’s three generation family came out for some greens buffet, they look so adorable !

We did highlighted the bats, lemurs and mousedeer in an earlier post. Fragile Forest is now our regular haunt.

What other animals did we see?

We hope Boon Xin now knows what to do when she sees a snake? Run or Freeze?

Video : What are the other animals which caught our attention?

Kids relax and cool down at the water play area 🙂

We are going to Zoo Hoo again. If you are asking us what is Zoo Hoo, do pop by our 2010 post. “Zoo Hoo” lets your child roleplay in the Zoo for one whole day !

Do take note Zoo Hoo only runs on the weekends, from 24Nov to 16Dec.
Gather more updates at this link –> http://www.zoo.com.sg/events-promos/zoohoo-12.html

A few days after our trip, we heard news that Sheba, our tropical Polar Bear has died.
Kids were sad that such a beautiful creature is gone, RIP.

If your kids love animals or farms, do try our recommendations :
Lim Chu Kang farms
Qian Hu fishing
Animal Resort (Jalan Kayu)

As usual, do pop by for more fun photos at our fanpage album.