An alarm call at 7.00 a.m. plus an excitable text from my monkey loving daughter who was just going to bed heralded the beginning of our visit to Singapore Zoo and breakfast with the orangutans!!
We arrived by taxi and were immediately shown to the restaurant and invited to help ourselves to breakfast – and what a breakfast it was. Everything from prettily prepared fruits to cereals, toast, cheeses and many dishes full of the contents of an English breakfast – the choice was ours!!
Liz chose the fruit and I had toast and cheese – not very adventurous but it was a very humid day and the thought of a big breakfast was not a pleasant one – it didn’t stop Mark and Lisa though – they had a big plateful!!!
We had been told that the elephants would be fed just before the orangutans came out – so we went across the courtyard to watch this…
They were really friendly and were quite happy to be fed by any of the early risers attending that morning..
Then it was back to the restaurant for more coffee and the orangutans!!
The whole family were brought out at the side of the restaurant and while they were feeding a commentary was taking place – telling us about their diet, their natural habitat and their lifestyle at Singapore Zoo.
It was absolutely fascinating,
and they seemed quite happy to be up close and personal with us humans…
even the babies…
But, of course Mum was watching….
Those eyes followed us everywhere…
Hmmm – quite a scary moment – but it had to be done!!!
It was soon over but I really recommend this visit to anyone visiting Singapore – this is an amazing Zoo with something for everyone – shows, information on every animal, plant and bird with Zoo staff who were happy to explain anything.
I have many more photos of the zoo but thought the breakfast with the orangutans deserved a post all to itself – so there will be more animals soon.