Where the animals are like family

Keepers at the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari watch over their charges like they would their children

Few know that Malayan tapirs snore when they sleep, orang utans tease and play pranks on each other and horses nibble their keepers to ask for attention.

But such behaviours are a common sight for the animal keepers at Wildlife Reserve Singapore’s (WRS) stable of attractions – the Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari and Singapore Zoo.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 20, 2018, with the headline 'Where the animals are like family'. Print Edition | Subscribe