Largest Zoos in the World
Formerly known as the Singapore Zoological Gardens, the Singapore Zoo first opened in 1973. It is worldfamous for itsopen concept, where animals are separated from visitors only by wet or dry moats. However, glass still protects visitors from the zoos more carnivorous residents. The habitats are designed to resemble the animals natural habitats as much as possible. The zoo also supports severalconservation programs, including breeding programs that have nurtured king cobras, white rhinos and orangutans. The zoo operates theWildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund,which works to protect natural habitats.