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Mandai Wildlife Group teams up with collectibles producer, XM Studios, to create exclusive zoo-inspired figurines

02 Mar 2024
In celebration of World Wildlife Day, Mandai Wildlife Group and XM Studios have teamed up to launch a series of collectible figurines, featuring six beloved animals from the Singapore Zoo. Each of the animals is part of the Group’s Adopt an Animal programme and includes the African penguin, Aldabra giant tortoise, California sea lion, Malayan sun bear, pygmy hippopotamus, and the Sumatran orangutan.

Bring home these figurines to share your favourite animals and moments from the Mandai Wildlife Reserve with friends and family. (L-R) Sumatran orangutan, pygmy hippopotamus, Malayan sun bear, African penguins, Aldabra giant tortoise, California sea lion.

Photo credit: Mandai Wildlife Group

Daisy Tan, Vice President of Retail, Mandai Wildlife Group, said, “Through this collaboration with XM Studios, we hope to reach a very diverse audience together, and create awareness about different wildlife species that share our planet. These animal figurines have stories of their own in our parks, where they are cared for and loved. We hope these meaningful nuggets of stories are told and retold amongst friends and family. We are putting 50 per cent of the sales proceeds into wildlife projects we support, so every purchase comes with Conservation Included.

As part of the official launch of this series of collectible figurines, Mandai Wildlife Group and XM Studios collaborated with media personalities, artists, and creators who stepped forward to give their time to hand-painting and creating personalised versions of the animal figurines. These one-of-a-kind pieces will be sold on Mandai Wildlife Group’s e-shops on Lazada and Shopee from 8 March 2024, and 100 per cent of the proceeds will go towards conservation projects in Singapore and the region.

Ben Ang, CEO of XM Studios, shared, “We wholeheartedly support Mandai Wildlife Group's mission of caring for the planet, protecting animals and nature. XM Studios is very grateful for the opportunity to showcase our expertise in design and production through these figurines inspired by the magnificent creatures that call the Singapore Zoo their home. This partnership showcases the extraordinary outcomes that emerge when like-minded organisations come together to raise awareness for wildlife. Together, we hope to make a difference, one figurine at a time.”

The mainline figurines will retail at $39 each, and for a limited time, can be purchased at a launch price of $29. They are available online at Mandai Wildlife Group’s e-shops on Lazada and Shopee, as well as in-store at the retail shops in the Mandai Wildlife Reserve and XM Studio Store. For more details on the different animals and the figurines, please refer to Annex A.

The hexagonal base design allows enthusiasts to combine multiple figurines to form a diorama of the Singapore Zoo.

Photo Credit: Mandai Wildlife Group

Painted by local host and media personality, Sonia Chew (@soniachew), she is one of the 27 artists and local media personalities engaged for this endeavour to create a one-of-a-kind hand painted piece.

Photo Credit: Mandai Wildlife Group

Painted by Lydia Yang (@oakandbindi), she is more popularly known by her online handle, Oak & Bindi, as an illustrator, graphic designer and creative entrepreneur. Her bold and playful style can be seen in her interpretation of the pygmy hippopotamus.

Photo Credit: Mandai Wildlife Group

Painted by Kunhua, or affectionately known as DJ Kunz, he is an illustrious media personality with MediaCorp YES 933.

Photo Credit: Mandai Wildlife Group

Annex A




Ah Meng
Sumatran orangutan

Named after her well-loved grandmother. Ah Meng the Sumatran orangutan is sociable and affectionate, and cares deeply for the other orangutans in her habitat. Orangutans enjoy the occasional durian treat and are observed to be very particular about cleanliness.

$39 (Launch Special of $29)


Aldabra giant tortoise

Originally from Mauritius, Coco has a reserved and gentle nature, and loves spending time under the shade. Weighing about 120kg, she is known to our keepers for being a foodie – and boy does she move fast during mealtimes!

$39 (Launch Special of $29)



California sea lion

Pedro is one of the animal ambassadors of the Splash Safari presentation in Singapore Zoo at the Mandai Wildlife Reserve. He is highly intelligent and has been conditioned to hold still for routine x-rays, on condition that he is rewarded with his favourite food of ice and fish, afterwards.

$39 (Launch Special of $29)


Pygmy hippopotamus

The is the princess of the upper hippo pool, Psota. The bossy lass loves to assert herself on her mate Divo from time to time, to show him who is boss. The couple shares a love-hate relationship which leans more towards the love side of things. Her favourite pastime is munching on her favourite food, tapioca.

$39 (Launch Special of $29)



African penguin

Bella is an adorable penguin who never fails to greet her keepers every morning. Inquisitive in nature, she enjoys participating in obstacles courses that the keepers build for her.

$39 (Launch Special of $29)



Malayan sun bear

Matahari is a cheeky sun bear who is often spotted wrestling with her partner, Ballu. She relishes his attention and never eats a meal without him. She has a sweet tooth and is willing to do almost anything for her favourite honeycomb and grapes!

$39 (Launch Special of $29)




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