Six Tips on How to Keep Cool from the Animals


With temperatures soaring in Singapore, our animal friends at Singapore Zoo have come up with some fun and practical ways to beat the heat!

Tip 1: Cover Up!

Satria, Singapore Zoo’s Sumatran orang utan models a fashionable gunnysack. If you can’t find one in your favourite colour, try a scarf or an umbrella instead!

Orang Utan

Tip 2: Take a Dip!

The water looks good doesn’t it? Omar, Singapore Zoo’s white tiger seems to think so and has gone for a splash.


Tip 3: Slap on the Sunscreen

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Some say that mud has therapeutic properties. Bora the white rhinoceros seems to agree and enjoys soaking in it. The mud not only helps Bora stay cool but also keeps away sunburns and parasites. If mud is not your thing, sunscreen is a great alternative!

White Rhino

Tip 4: Share a Popsicle with a Friend

Jati, Singapore Zoo’s Asian elephant has her trunk wrapped around a giant popsicle and Gambir looks like she wants some too. Is that the ringing of the ice cream man’s bell I hear?


Tip 5: Keep Your Head under Water

Pygmy hippos can stay underwater for up to six minutes. While we don’t recommend that you try matching their record, sometimes, don’t we wish we could?


Tip 6: Only Come Out at Night

Who needs daylight anyway? Turn nocturnal to escape the heat like the Asiatic lions at Night Safari. In fact, 90 per cent of tropical species come out at night when it is cooler.

Asiatic Lions

If you are looking for more ways to beat the heat, in addition to the water play areas at Singapore Zoo’s Rainforest KidzWorld and Jurong Bird Park’s Birdz of Play, here are other water playgrounds around Singapore where the kids can splash down and cool down.

You may also want to try this ice cream-making activity with the kids in the cool comfort of your home.

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