Koalas make public debut at Singapore Zoo

By inSing EditorEvents - 18 May 2015 4:00 PM | Updated 23 May 2015

Koalas make public debut at Singapore Zoo

Four koalas on loan to Singapore from Australia will make their first public appearance on 20 May.

The koalas – named Chan, Idalia, Paddle and Pellita – arrived in April and have been undergoing quarantine procedures.

They will be in Singapore for six months, as part of Singapore's 50th year of independence celebrations (SG50), and to commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Australia.

The four marsupials will be housed in a purpose-built exhibit at the Singapore Zoo.

Wildlife Reserves Singapore, which manages the zoo, said that for five weekends from 30 May to 28 June, visitors may take part in a range of activities related to the koalas, such as creating origami art and Australian aboriginal-inspired dot paintings. 

To celebrate SG50, Singaporeans may visit River Safari on the same day they visit the zoo to get a 50-per-cent discount on River Safari's admission tickets.

Singaporeans and permanent residents aged 60 years and above get free entry to the zoo from 30 May to 30 June 2015.

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