River Safari, the newest addition to Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s portfolio of award-winning parks, is Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park. Occupying 12 hectares and developed at S$160 million, the park is home to 400 plant species and over 7,500 aquatic and terrestrial animals representing close to 240 species, including one of the world’s largest collections of freshwater animals.

River Safari aims to inspire visitors to appreciate and protect fragile freshwater ecosystems, and is home to threatened species such as the giant panda, manatee and Mekong giant catfish. These magnificent animals are housed in themed exhibits that mirror iconic rivers of the world from the Mississippi to the Amazon.

At a glance

How it’s designed

How it’s designed

Most of our river-themed wildlife park can be explored on foot. Guests will meander through the park on an exploratory river adventure of the Congo, Nile, Ganges, Mekong and Yangtze rivers, peering into our freshwater aquariums and luscious walk-through exhibits.


We will play a role in global conservation efforts through our captive breeding programmes. Through them, we hope that aquatic animals such as the manatee and giant river otter can have a fighting chance. 


The park is also planning research initiatives, such as a tagging and tracking project for giant freshwater stingrays in Thailand that will contribute to the conservation of endangered animal species in their native habitat.

Soon enough, our visitors will experience an even more enthralling journey. Through a diverse offering of interactive in park activities such as enrichment programmes, interdisciplinary trails and workshops, these immersive experiences are set to engage senses and provide a unique, hands-on experience for students and teachers alike.

River Safari was designed with the environment in mind, and is the first attraction in Singapore to receive the Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Green Mark Platinum Award in the Park category.


Delving in deeper, our visitors will get to experience an up-close look of our iconic Giant Pandas in an intricately designed climate-controlled exhibit along the Yangtze River zone.

Awards and accolades