Discover the importance of invertebrates in our eco system through 60 larger-than-life installations
Whether your relationship with bugs is one of curiosity or indifference, you can’t deny the crucial role they play in our ecosystem. Unleashing a mind blowing collection of 60 critters at the Land of Giants trail, Singapore Zoo is offering visitors the chance to get up close with a supersized showcase of these invertebrates – scaled up to 1,000 times their original size!
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Level up your selfie game at highlights such as the orchid mantis, net-casting spider, jungle nymph, lime butterfly and honey bee, all tucked within the lush foliage along the trail. These fun-sized insects may be easy to miss in real life, but you won’t find yourselves ignoring these surreal exhibits. Not a fan of the creepy crawlies? Thankfully, the cheery installations are totally Insta-friendly – and that means you’ll probably be busy trying to spot one for the ‘gram.
It’s not just about taking pretty pictures, as this exhibit is packed with heaps of fascinating facts. For example, the moth caterpillar mimics a snake’s head through patterns on its body to deter attacks from predators. Here’s another intriguing slice of trivia: bombardier beetles will defend themselves by spraying enemies with chemicals that can reach up to 100 degrees. You’ll learn these gems and more at Land of Giants!
Ready to take the next step? Make a beeline (pun intended) for Fragile Forest, a biodome that’s designed after a tropical rainforest habitat. It’s home to stick insects, jungle nymphs, caterpillars and orchid mantises – and you can pique your curiosity by interacting with these creatures. For a more in-depth introduction to your favourite invertebrates, don’t miss activities such as hands-on interactions with the invertebrates and talks by zoo keepers. Keep tabs on updates by checking out the Land of Giants website or following Wildlife Reserves Singapore on Facebook and Instagram.
This article is sponsored by Singapore Zoo