# Singapore Zoos - Mandai Zoo & Night Safari

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The zoos are a treat to visitors. The Mandai Zoo and the Night Safari are worthwhile visiting.
Take a quiz and find out what you really know about the two zoos.
You have 40 min to answer all questions.

• 1.

### Mandai Zoo was opened to the public in

• A.

1971

• B.

1973

• C.

1978

• D.

1981

B. 1973
Explanation
Mandai Zoo was opened to the public in 1973. This is evident from the information provided in the question. The other options, 1971, 1978, and 1981, are not mentioned and therefore not correct.

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• 2.

### Mandai Zoo sits on a land area of

• A.

20.2 ha

• B.

28 ha

• C.

90 ha

• D.

100 ha

B. 28 ha
Explanation
The correct answer is 28 ha because it is the only option that falls within the given range of land area options. The other options, 20.2 ha, 90 ha, and 100 ha, are either too small or too large compared to the given answer.

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• 3.

### The Zoo was built with a budget of

• A.

SGD 2 million

• B.

SGD 5 million

• C.

SGD 9 million

• D.

SGD 20 million

C. SGD 9 million
Explanation
The correct answer is SGD 9 million because it is the only option that matches the given information. The question states that the zoo was built with a budget, and out of the four options provided, SGD 9 million is the only one that represents a budget amount.

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• 4.

### There are more than

• A.

3000 species in the Zoo

• B.

8000 species in the Zoo

• C.

9000 species in the Zoo

• D.

12 000 species in the Zoo

A. 3000 species in the Zoo
Explanation
The given answer states that there are 3000 species in the zoo. This implies that the zoo has a diverse range of animals, with a significant number of different species. It suggests that visitors to the zoo can observe and learn about a wide variety of animals from different habitats and regions.

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• 5.

### Mandai Zoo's opening hours are from

• A.

8.30 am to 5.00 pm

• B.

8.30 am to 6.00 pm

• C.

9.00 am to 5.00 pm

• D.

9.00 am to 6.00 pm

B. 8.30 am to 6.00 pm
Explanation
The correct answer is 8.30 am to 6.00 pm. This is because it is the only option that includes both the opening time of 8.30 am and the closing time of 6.00 pm.

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• 6.

### If you wish to watch the Wonders of the World show, make your way to the

• A.

Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre

• B.

Elephants of Asia

• C.

Children's World

• D.

Animal Land

A. Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre
Explanation
The Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre is the location where the Wonders of the World show takes place.

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• 7.

• A.

\$10.00

• B.

\$12.00

• C.

\$14.50

• D.

\$16.50

D. \$16.50
Explanation
The admission ticket for adults to the zoo is \$16.50. This means that adults need to pay \$16.50 to enter the zoo.

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• 8.

### The tram ride is

• A.

\$4.00

• B.

\$5.00

• C.

\$6.00

• D.

\$7.50

B. \$5.00
Explanation
The correct answer is \$5.00. This is the price for the tram ride.

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• 9.

### You can find the black Siamangs at the

• A.

Fragile Forest exhibit

• B.

Primate Kingdom exhibit

• C.

Reptile Garden exhibit

• D.

Treetops Trail exhibit

D. Treetops Trail exhibit
Explanation
The black Siamangs can be found at the Treetops Trail exhibit.

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• 10.

### Elephants can drag up to

• A.

5000 kg of logs

• B.

4000 kg of logs

• C.

3000 kg of logs

• D.

2000 kg of logs

D. 2000 kg of logs
Explanation
Elephants are known for their incredible strength and are often used in logging operations. They have the ability to drag heavy objects, including logs. The given answer of 2000 kg of logs suggests that this is the maximum weight that elephants can drag. This implies that elephants are not capable of dragging heavier loads such as 3000 kg, 4000 kg, or 5000 kg of logs.

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• 11.

### A bull elephant that has no tusk is called a

• A.

Waga

• B.

Saki

• C.

Barasingha

• D.

Makhana

D. Makhana
Explanation
A bull elephant that has no tusk is called a makhana.

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• 12.

### An elephant's trunk can suck up to

• A.

10 litres of water at one go

• B.

8 litres of water at one go

• C.

7 litres of water at one go

• D.

6 litres at one go

C. 7 litres of water at one go
Explanation
An elephant's trunk is a remarkable tool that can perform various tasks, including sucking up water. It has a high capacity for water intake due to its large size and muscular structure. While the options provided range from 6 to 10 liters, the correct answer is 7 liters of water at one go. This suggests that an elephant's trunk can hold and suck up a significant amount of water, allowing it to quench its thirst or cool itself down efficiently.

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• 13.

### Proboscis monkeys are found in the coastal mangroves and riverine forest of

• A.

Java

• B.

The Philippines

• C.

Thailand

• D.

Borneo

D. Borneo
Explanation
Proboscis monkeys are found in the coastal mangroves and riverine forests of Borneo. Borneo is the third-largest island in the world and is located in Southeast Asia, shared by Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. It is known for its diverse ecosystems, including dense rainforests and mangrove swamps, which provide an ideal habitat for proboscis monkeys. These monkeys have unique physical characteristics, such as their large noses and potbellies, and they are highly adapted to their environment. Therefore, it is logical to conclude that the correct answer is Borneo.

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• 14.

### The Hamadryas Baboon is worshipped as a kind of deity by the

• A.

Ancient Mayans

• B.

Ancient Romans

• C.

Ancient Egyptians

• D.

Ancient Indians

C. Ancient Egyptians
Explanation
The ancient Egyptians worshipped the Hamadryas Baboon as a deity. They believed that the baboon symbolized Thoth, the god of wisdom, knowledge, and writing. The baboon was considered sacred and was often depicted in Egyptian art and hieroglyphics. The Egyptians believed that Thoth had the ability to communicate with the gods and act as a mediator between humans and the divine. Therefore, they held the baboon in high regard and worshipped it as a symbol of wisdom and divine communication.

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• 15.

### The largest fresh water fish in the world is the giant

• A.

Arapaima

• B.

Macaque

• C.

Capuchin

• D.

Douc Langur

A. Arapaima
Explanation
The Arapaima is the correct answer because it is indeed the largest freshwater fish in the world. It can grow up to 10 feet long and weigh over 400 pounds. Arapaima are native to the Amazon River basin and have a unique ability to breathe air using a specialized swim bladder, allowing them to survive in oxygen-poor waters. They are prized for their meat and scales, which has unfortunately led to overfishing and a decline in their population.

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• 16.

### How do you tell a crocodile from an alligator?

• A.

The first tooth of a crocodile does not fit inside the mouth and can be seen when the mouth is closed.

• B.

The second tooth of a crocodile does not fit inside the mouth and can be seen when the mouth is closed.

• C.

The third tooth of a crocodile does not fit inside the mouth and can be seen when the mouth is closed.

• D.

The fourth tooth of a crocodile does not fit inside the mouth and can be seen when the mouth is closed.

D. The fourth tooth of a crocodile does not fit inside the mouth and can be seen when the mouth is closed.
Explanation
Crocodiles can be distinguished from alligators by the fact that their fourth tooth does not fit inside the mouth and can be seen when the mouth is closed. This characteristic is unique to crocodiles and helps in differentiating them from alligators.

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• 17.

### A reticulated python can lay a single clutch of between

• A.

5 and 20 eggs

• B.

50 and 100 eggs

• C.

16 and 103 eggs

• D.

100 and 200 eggs

C. 16 and 103 eggs
Explanation
Reticulated pythons are known to lay a variable number of eggs in a single clutch. The range can vary from as low as 16 eggs to as high as 103 eggs. This wide range is due to factors such as the size and health of the female python, as well as environmental conditions. The number of eggs laid in each clutch is important for the survival and propagation of the species.

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• 18.

### The Komodo dragons are originally from

• A.

Vietnam

• B.

India

• C.

China

• D.

Indonesia

D. Indonesia
Explanation
Komodo dragons are originally from Indonesia. They are native to the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Padar. These islands are part of the Indonesian archipelago and are known as the Komodo National Park. The Komodo dragon is the largest lizard species in the world and can only be found in the wild in Indonesia.

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• 19.

### The light coloured orang utan species originate from

• A.

Java

• B.

Sumatra

• C.

Bali

• D.

Borneo

B. Sumatra
Explanation
The light-colored orangutan species originate from Sumatra. Sumatra is one of the largest islands in Indonesia and is known for its diverse wildlife, including orangutans. These orangutans have a lighter fur color compared to their counterparts in Borneo. This adaptation to their environment helps them blend in better with their surroundings, providing camouflage and protection from predators.

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• 20.

### The largest bear in the world is the

• A.

Grizzly Bear

• B.

Polar Bear

• C.

American Black Bear

• D.

Brown Bear

B. Polar Bear
Explanation
The correct answer is Polar Bear. The Polar Bear is the largest bear in the world, with adult males weighing between 900 to 1600 pounds and measuring up to 10 feet in length. They are well-adapted to the Arctic environment, with a thick layer of blubber and a dense fur coat that helps them withstand the extreme cold temperatures. Polar Bears are excellent swimmers and primarily feed on seals. They are considered a vulnerable species due to the loss of sea ice habitat caused by climate change.

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• 21.

### The Night Safari was opened to the public in

• A.

1990

• B.

1994

• C.

1996

• D.

1998

B. 1994
Explanation
The correct answer is 1994. The Night Safari, a nocturnal zoo in Singapore, was opened to the public in 1994. It is the world's first safari park for nocturnal animals and offers visitors a unique opportunity to observe and learn about various species of animals that are active at night.

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• 22.

### The Night Safari occupies a land area of

• A.

20.2 ha

• B.

28 ha

• C.

40 ha

• D.

50 ha

C. 40 ha
Explanation
The correct answer is 40 ha. This means that the Night Safari occupies a land area of 40 hectares.

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• 23.

### The Night Safari was built at a cost of

• A.

SGD\$ 9 million

• B.

SGD\$ 23 million

• C.

SGD\$ 45 million

• D.

SGD\$ 63 million

D. SGD\$ 63 million
Explanation
The Night Safari was built at a cost of SGD\$ 63 million. This means that the total amount spent on constructing the Night Safari was SGD\$ 63 million.

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• 24.

### The operating hours of Night Safari are from

• A.

6.00 pm to 12 midnight

• B.

7.00 pm to 12 midnight

• C.

7.00 pm to 1.00 am

• D.

7.30 pm to 1.30 am

A. 6.00 pm to 12 midnight
Explanation
The correct answer is 6.00 pm to 12 midnight. This is because the operating hours of the Night Safari start at 6.00 pm and end at 12 midnight.

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• 25.

• A.

SGD\$10.00

• B.

SGD\$20.00

• C.

SGD\$25.00

• D.

SGD\$30.00

B. SGD\$20.00
Explanation
The correct answer is SGD\$20.00. This means that the admission fee for an adult into Night Safari is SGD\$20.00.

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• 26.

### The 3.2 km tram ride round the Night Safari takes about

• A.

30 minutes to complete

• B.

45 minutes to complete

• C.

1 hour to complete

• D.

90 minutes to complete

B. 45 minutes to complete
Explanation
The correct answer is 45 minutes to complete. This is because the question states that the tram ride round the Night Safari is 3.2 km. Based on this distance, it would take approximately 45 minutes to complete the ride at a moderate speed.

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• 27.

### The Safari Adventurer Tour for the Night Safari for each adult costs

• A.

SGD\$50.00

• B.

SGD\$100.00

• C.

SGD\$150.00

• D.

SGD\$200.00

B. SGD\$100.00
Explanation
The correct answer is SGD\$100.00. This is the cost for each adult to join the Safari Adventurer Tour for the Night Safari.

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• 28.

### You will be able to see the Giant Flying Squirrels if we visit one of these Trails.

• A.

Fishing Cat Trail

• B.

The Leopard Trail

• C.

Forest Giants Trail

• D.

Fragrant Walk

B. The Leopard Trail
Explanation
The correct answer is "The Leopard Trail" because the question states that we will be able to see the Giant Flying Squirrels if we visit one of these trails. Since the Giant Flying Squirrels are not mentioned in the other trail names, it can be inferred that they can be seen specifically on the Leopard Trail.

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• 29.

### The gharial is part of the

• A.

Squirrel family

• B.

Tortoise family

• C.

Cat family

• D.

Crocodile family

D. Crocodile family
Explanation
The gharial belongs to the crocodile family because it shares several characteristics and traits with other crocodiles. Gharials have long, slender snouts filled with sharp teeth, which is a common feature among crocodiles. They also have a streamlined body shape, webbed feet, and a powerful tail, all of which are adaptations for their aquatic lifestyle. Additionally, gharials lay eggs and exhibit similar reproductive behaviors as other crocodiles. Therefore, it is accurate to say that the gharial is part of the crocodile family.

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• 30.

### We can see the Malayan Flying Fox, the largest bat in the world, along the

• A.

Fishing Cat Trail

• B.

Leopard Trail

• C.

Forest Giants Trail

• D.

Fragrant Walk

A. Fishing Cat Trail
Explanation
The correct answer is Fishing Cat Trail because the Malayan Flying Fox, which is the largest bat in the world, can be seen along this trail.

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• 31.

### We can visit the Asian Riverine Forest to see the

• A.

Malayan Tiger which is now an endangered species

• B.

One-horned Rhinoceros

• C.

Gir Lion

• D.

Capybara, the largest living rodent in the world

D. Capybara, the largest living rodent in the world
Explanation
The given answer is correct because the Capybara is indeed the largest living rodent in the world. It is native to South America and is known for its semi-aquatic lifestyle. They are herbivores and can be found near bodies of water such as rivers, lakes, and swamps. Capybaras are social animals and live in groups, often seen grazing together. Due to their large size, they have few natural predators and are not currently considered an endangered species.

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• 32.

### The Bongo is

• A.

A goat

• B.

A lion

• C.

A tiger

• D.

A forest antelope

D. A forest antelope
Explanation
The correct answer is a forest antelope because the Bongo is a type of antelope that is found in the forests of Central and West Africa. It is known for its striking appearance, with long, spiraled horns and a reddish-brown coat with white stripes. The Bongo is well adapted to life in the dense forests, with its large ears and excellent hearing helping it navigate through the vegetation. It is a shy and elusive animal, making it a rare sight for humans.

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• 33.

### The Safari Fantasy is a

• A.

Burger

• B.

Crocodile

• C.

A signature drink of the zoo restaurant

• D.

Deer

C. A signature drink of the zoo restaurant
Explanation
The correct answer is "a signature drink of the zoo restaurant". This means that the Safari Fantasy is a unique and special beverage that is exclusively available at the zoo restaurant. It is likely that the drink is themed or inspired by the safari or zoo experience, making it a popular and distinctive choice for visitors.

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• 34.

### The giant anteater eats not only ants but also

• A.

Beef

• B.

Fruit

• C.

Mutton

• D.

Rice

B. Fruit
Explanation
The giant anteater is known for its diet of ants, but it also consumes fruits. This additional food source provides the anteater with essential nutrients and variety in its diet. Fruits are a natural part of their omnivorous diet, allowing them to obtain the necessary energy and nutrients they require for survival. By including fruits in their diet, the giant anteater can maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle in their natural habitat.

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• 35.

### Which exhibit can the Cape Giraffe be found?

• A.

Burmese Hillside

• B.

Nepalese River Valley

• C.

Himalyan Foothills

• D.

Equatorial Africa

D. Equatorial Africa
Explanation
The correct answer is Equatorial Africa because giraffes are native to Africa, and specifically, they can be found in the grasslands and savannahs of East Africa, which includes countries like Kenya and Tanzania. The term "equatorial" refers to the region near the equator, which is where these countries are located. Therefore, it is logical to assume that the Cape Giraffe would be found in the exhibit representing Equatorial Africa.

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• 36.

### Which attraction of the Night Safari has won the prestigious IFEA Pinnacle Awards 2001?

• A.

Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant

• B.

Nepalese River Valley

• C.

Cocktail Safari Express

• D.

Gourmet Safari Express

D. Gourmet Safari Express
Explanation
The correct answer is Gourmet Safari Express. The question asks about the attraction of the Night Safari that has won the prestigious IFEA Pinnacle Awards in 2001. Out of the given options, Gourmet Safari Express is the only attraction mentioned. Therefore, it can be inferred that Gourmet Safari Express is the attraction that won the award.

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• 37.

### The Bornean Tribal Performance has

• A.

One show daily.

• B.

Two shows daily.

• C.

Three shows daily.

• D.

Four shows daily.

C. Three shows daily.
Explanation
The correct answer is three shows daily. This means that the Bornean Tribal Performance is performed three times every day.

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