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Famed Singapore Zoo Celebrates 40th Year of Operation

Posted: Jul. 3rd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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There's a long list of things to do in Singapore, but visiting the Singapore Zoo has shot up to the top of the list now that the famed attraction has started its 40th anniversary celebration. The zoo has come a long way from it's rather shocking beginnings, but it's a site well worth seeing for first time visitors to the city, because of both it's quality and rich history.

THE thought of a panther or bears escaping from the Singapore Zoo - regarded as one of the top zoos in the world today - and its staff keeping quiet about it may be hard to fathom now.

Yet that was exactly what happened 40 years ago, when its staff were still inexperienced, said one of the zoo's pioneer zookeepers, Mr Alagappasamy Chellaiyah.

But the iconic zoo, which celebrates its 40th birthday today, has come a long way, he added.


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