Safari Zoo Run was conceived to commemorate Singapore Zoo’s famous matriarch and one of Singapore’s most loved animal personalities — Ah Meng the Sumatran orangutan, who died of old age in February 2008. Besides encouraging family bonding, the run aims to raise awareness on wildlife conservation as well. What an amazing way to keep fit as a family and help save the wildlife at the same time!
The best part is, the 2018 edition will be exceptional as Safari Zoo Run will be celebrating their 10th anniversary!
The 4 animal icons for Safari Zoo Run 2018 will also be featured in the upcoming run. They are Ah Meng the Orangutan, Chawang the Asian Elephant, Canola the Manatee and Sunny the Hornbill. Each animal icon team supports an endangered wildlife species that Wildlife Reserves Singapore would like to raise awareness for.
Team Ah Meng supports the conservation of her fellow primate friend, the Raffles’ Banded Langur!
Found only in Singapore and Johor, the Raffles’ Banded Langur once thrived across the island. However due to urbanisation, there are now less than 60 of this shy and elusive species left in the wild in Singapore, making them critically endangered. To show your support and raise awareness for the Raffles’ Banded Langur, join Team Ah Meng!
Team Chawang supports the conservation of his fellow friend in Night Safari, the Sunda Pangolin!
Found in Singapore, the critically endangered Sunda Pangolin are elusive insect-eating animals that are threatened by illegal wildlife trade. It has been identified that pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammal. Join Team Chawang to show your support and raise awareness for the conservation of pangolins!
Team Canola supports the conservation of her fellow aquatic friends, the sharks and stingrays!
Globally, a quarter of shark and stingray species are threatened with extinction, with over-fishing being the main threat. Lend a helping hand in raising awareness for the conservation of sharks and stingrays by joining Team Canola!
Team Sunny supports the conservation of his fellow feathered friends, the Songbirds.
Songbird keeping is a popular pastime in many regions in Southeast Asia. It has been recognized that the capture of birds for the songbird trade is the single largest threat for many species in Southeast Asia. Join Team Sunny to show your support and raise awareness for the conservation of songbirds!
Earlier this year, when we participated in our first Safari Zoo Run, each of us lent a hand in supporting every single one of the mascots. And we’ll doing the same again in the next run!
The only difference? Instead of running in the 2.5km category, we’re going all out with the 5.5km Safari Zoo Run (non-competitive race category). And we’ll be able to experience Night Safari in the day! This is going to be super exciting!
Besides the 5.5km race category we plan on participating in, there is one other non-competitive category of a shorter distance – 2.5km Safari Zoo Dash. If you’re in the mood for a little competition, there are 2 competitive race categories – 10km Safari Zoo Challenge (for adults) and 2.5km Safari Zoo Kids Dash.
So mark your calendars – 27 January 2018, Saturday – for the 10th Anniversary edition of Safari Zoo Run!
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Safari Zoo Run 2018
Date: 27 January 2018, Saturday
Location: Singapore Zoological Gardens
80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826
Competitive: 10km Safari Zoo Challenge / 2.5km Safari Zoo Kids Dash
Non-Competitive: 5.5km Safari Zoo Run / 2.5km Safari Zoo Dash
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Disclaimer: We have been invited to Safari Zoo Run 2018.