Animal attraction: Cosy up to manatees and more

Mingle with creatures and go behind the scenes of animal attractions such as the River Safari and S.E.A. Aquarium

When Mr Steven Teo and four of his young children attended the Singapore Zoo's Reptopia tour earlier this year, they cosied up to various lizards, snakes and frogs.

He says: "My eldest daughter Steffi was fearless and handled the reptiles like a professional. She's 10 and she held the snakes and lizards with her bare hands. She fed the chameleons with crickets from her palm."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 30, 2018, with the headline 'Cosy up to manatees'. Print Edition | Subscribe