Singapore Zoo Unveils Its New Behind-The-Scenes Elephant Tour And Its Latest Edition Of Breakfast In the Wild

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Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how the zoo's elephants are being cared for, and meet new animal ambassadors at the attraction’s signature dining programme.

Venue: 80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826
Date: Starting from 5 July 2024 for Breakfast in the Wild and Starting from 9 August 2024 for Backstage Pass: Elephant Encounters

  • Backstage Pass: Elephant Encounters:¬†$118.40 (weekdays) and $148¬†(weekends)
  • Breakfast in the Wild:¬†¬†$47¬†(adults) and $37 (children aged 6 to 12)

School holidays may be over, but the exciting activities remain at Singapore Zoo! The third and latest behind-the-scenes tour, Backstage Pass: Elephant Encounters, will launch on 9 August 2024 and an enhanced edition of Breakfast in the Wild rolls out on 5 July 2024. Scroll down to find out more!

Backstage Pass: Elephant Encounters

Venue: Elephants of Asia, Singapore Zoo
Date: from 9 Aug 2024, Daily
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Fee: from $94.72 (see ticketing details below)

Discover the brand-new Backstage Pass: Elephant Encounters, where participants will go beyond the regular visitor experience. Delve behind-the-scenes to learn more about the zoo's five female Asian elephants and how they are being cared for.

Led by a knowledgeable guide, guests will be introduced to interesting characteristics of elephants and witness how the Elephants of Asia habitat incorporates enrichment devices to keep the animals mentally and physically stimulated.

Then, venture into an off-exhibit area and come face-to-trunk with the elephants while getting a first-hand glimpse into the care routines that help ensure the well-being of these gentle giants. This includes ‚Äėpedicure‚Äô or nail filing to prevent overgrowth and the risk of infections, as well as a demonstration of Positive Reinforcement Training. This training method uses rewards ‚Äď usually food ‚Äď to encourage animals to voluntarily exhibit specific behaviours. For the elephants, this involves presenting their body parts for daily checks or offering their feet for a pedicure!

Guided by the expert keepers, selected participants can get the opportunity to make contact with an elephant and get a feel of its ears and the stiff hairs on its body. The tour would not be complete without the memorable experience of feeding them their favourite treats ‚Äď watch the elephants stretch out their trunks to be fed by hand with carrots and bananas, while learning fascinating facts about the herd and interacting with their keepers. Guests may just find out which elephants are best friends and the unique quirks of each individual.

Ticketing Details

The tour will be available daily from 9 August 2024, 2 PM to 3 PM. Tickets are priced at $118.40 per person on weekdays and $148 on weekends. Friends of Wildlife members can enjoy a 20% discount.


  • Regular Days (Fri): S$118.40 /person
  • Peak Days (Sat & Sun): S$148 /person

WildPass Holders - 10% off weekday tours

  • Regular Days¬†(Fri): S$106.56* /person (U.P. S$118.40)
  • Peak Days (Sat & Sun): S$148/person

Friends of Wildlife/Friends of Wildlife Plus - 20% off tours

  • Regular Days¬†(Mon-Fri): S$94.72* /person (U.P. S$118.40)
  • Peak Days (Sat & Sun): S$118.40* /person (U.P. S$148)

*Price after discount

To enjoy your exclusive discount as a:

For more information and to make a booking, you may visit the Backstage Pass: Elephant Encounters website. 

Breakfast in the Wild

Venue: Ah Meng Restaurant (Terrace), Singapore Zoo
Date: from 5 Jul 2024
Time: 9am to 10.30am, Daily | Animal Appearance: 9.15am to 10am
Fee: from $37 (see ticketing details below)

The latest iteration of Singapore Zoo’s iconic dining programme introduces two new animal ambassadors, the Californian sea lion and African penguins. These charismatic additions join the existing lineup of animals, taking turns to make an appearance at the interactive sessions.

Guests will continue to enjoy the main 45-minute presentation from 9.15am. The presentation features animals, such as the orangutan, fennec fox, green iguana and Bengal eagle owl where guests learn about the unique features of the different animals from their keepers.

[New!] Volunteer Segment

Photo Credits: Mandai Wildlife Group

Another new highlight is the volunteer segment with the Bengal eagle owl or Malay fish owl where a guest can witness its impressive 270-degree head rotation up close by holding a target stick and walking around the owl.

This enhanced experience offers a delightful start to your day as you tuck into a hearty buffet breakfast amidst the wonders of the animal kingdom, with opportunities for learning and unforgettable moments.

Ticketing Details

Breakfast in the Wild runs daily from 9 AM to 10.30 AM. Tickets are priced at $47 for adults and $37 for children aged six to 12, while children under six would need to be accompanied by one adult each. 


  • Adult:¬†$47
  • Child (aged 6 to 12): $37
  • Child (below 6 years): would need to be accompanied by one adult each

Guests attending Breakfast in the Wild will require an admission ticket to Singapore Zoo.

Friends of Wildlife/Friends of Wildlife Plus Special

Enjoy 20% off Breakfast in the Wild. Applicable daily. Log in to the¬†Membership Portal¬†to book your experience.‚ÄĮ

Local Resident's Exclusive
Enjoy up to 20% off with our Singapore Zoo Admission & Breakfast in the Wild bundle. Applicable for weekdays only.
Tourist Exclusive
Enjoy up to 20% off with our Singapore Zoo Admission & Breakfast in the Wild bundle. Applicable daily. 
For more information and to make a booking, you may visit the Breakfast in the Wild website. 


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Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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