Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in the caring for the Singapore Zoo's collection of over 8000 animals? Well wonder no more by signing up for the Zoo's returning Animals in the PinK! program as part of this year's Singapore Science festival. Insing was invited to be at the press tour that was privy to a sneak peek into the Animals in the PinK! Program.
The program is essentially is a guided tour that brings it's participants headlong into the Zoo's Central kitchen and Wildlife Healthcare and Research Center to learn all about the hard work and more importantly, the responsibility, that goes into the caring for the well being of another living being.
Human food and vitamin supplements are given to the zoo's animals as substitutes to wild sources ensure that they have the sufficient amount of nutrition that they require in captivity
The educational excursion was filled to the brim with tidbits that gives participants insights into animal nutrition and healthcare. Parents will especially love how their children will come out of this program as changed individuals. The program is an experience that will imbue attendees with a much keener understanding of biology, a greater sense of compassion for other living beings and an increased appreciation that we are all responsible for not only ourselves but the lives around us as well.
See also: Animals In The Pink gallery
Animals in the PinK! is offered by the Singapore Zoo as a part of the 2013 Singapore Science Festival. The tour, which runs on the 23 July, costs $18 for primary school students and $25 for secondary school students. Parents who are interested in signing their kids up for the tour can call Haniman Boniran at 6308535 or email their enquires to [email protected]