Prehistoric megafauna debut at Singapore Zoo

13 NOV 2019
Get up close to massive mammals like the giant hornlessrhinoceros and woolly mammoth this school holiday. Experience a Mammoth Adventure Back inTime in Singapore Zoo with 15 lifelike animatronic replicas of prehistoric megafauna. Discover thetruth about their existence through themed activities that are lined up on weekends from 16November to 29 December 2019.

Woolly mammoth calf Little Momo and her cavemen friends meeting students fromZhangde Primary School at a preview of A Mammoth Adventure Back in Time at Singapore Zoo thismorning.


Singapore Zoo’s elephant keepers, Seya Rama and Clement Bayang demonstrate howthey take care of an elephant’s feet to young guests. Participants of the Gentle Giants tour will get a rareinsight into Singapore Zoo’s elephant herd and animal care team.


Journey through the newly installed Valley of Giants and meet the supersized cousins of modern animals like a giant wombat as tall as a human, a giant sloth as large as a bear, or Megalania the largest terrestrial lizard known to have existed. An immersive discovery trail will spotlight the parallels between Singapore Zoo’s living megafauna and their extinct relatives.

Ms May Lok, Director of Education, Wildlife Reserves Singapore, said “Scientists debate that the mass extinction of prehistoric megafauna may have been a result of either conflict with early humans or climate change. Today, human-induced climate change and activities like poaching remain great threats to modern-day megafauna. Through A Mammoth Adventure, we hope to draw lessons from the past to educate the present, inculcating in children a desire to protect living megafauna threatened by extinction such as the white rhinoceros and Asian elephant.”

Learn all about the mammoth task that Singapore Zoo’s elephant keepers take on to care for a herd of Asian elephants—modern-day megafauna and the closest living relative of the woolly mammoth. In a first for the park, and for a limited time only, guests can enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience with the keepers who will showcase their animal care methods. It will be a rare treat to observe how the keepers train the largest living land animals in Asia to participate in medical checks and offer their feet for a pedicure.

At the Jumbo Games stations, guests can learn about the ecological roles of modern giants. They can also befriend Little Momo, a fully mobile and roving mammoth calf which will be accompanied by a pair of cavemen who will make special appearances during activity days. At the Colour-like-a-Caveman station, both young and old can mix modern technology with prehistoric fun and digitally paint ancient animals together.

Little Momo and her cavemanfriends will meet guests on weekends between16 November to 29 December 2019.


A giant ape greets students ofZhangde Primary School in the Valley of Giants,where more than 15 ancient megafauna await.


Guests can try their hands atpainting their own digital cave art at the Colourlike-a-Caveman station.


Participants of the Gentle GiantsTour will get to see the elephant food storagearea where a 100kg of food is prepared for eachelephant on a daily basis.


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Valley of Giants

Make way for the prehistoric giants! Travel back in time and get up-close to over 15 giants of the past. Watch them come alive with animatronic movements and soundscape. Be in awe at the magnitude of their size and their similarities to present-day giants.


Dates: 16 Nov – 29 Dec (daily)

Time: 8.30am – 6.00pm

Venue: Near Otter exhibit


A Mammoth Adventure Back in Time Trail
Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: Outside Entrance Gift Shop & Mammoth Cave
Little Momo, the baby woolly mammoth was separated from her mom after a snowstorm. Embark on a story adventure with Momo to find her mom and meet the giants of today!

Date: 16 Nov – 29 Dec (weekends only)

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Venue: Outside Entrance Gift Shop & Opposite Babirusa exhibit


Caveman with Little Momo Meet & Greet

Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. There are cavemen roaming the grounds of Singapore Zoo. Catch them at these timings for a photo with the cavemen and little Momo the baby woolly mammoth!


Dates: 16 Nov – 29 Dec

Time: 11am, 1pm & 3pm 
Venue:  Opposite Babirusa exhibit



Make It Count LIVE

Discover the joys of Math with Joakim Gomez and Charlotte Mei at Singapore Zoo! Learn Math in an interesting way and see how they relate it to the giant animals of the past and present.


Date: 14 Dec 2019

Time: 11.30am, 12.00pm & 12.30pm

Location: Frozen Tundra



Design your own prehistoric giant and become a digital caveman! Understand the balance of the ecosystem through a brand-new digital colouring experience – a first in Singapore Zoo!


Date: 16 Nov – 29 Dec (daily)

Time: 8.30am – 6.00pm

Venue: Opposite Babirusa exhibit

Jumbo Games

Discover interesting traits of present-day giants and their impact on the ecosystem through different game stations.


Date: 16 Nov – 29 Dec (weekends only)

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm  

Venue: Frozen Tundra

Criss-cross Game Pin Card

Redeem a game card and go through different activities to redeem an exclusive pin!

Date: 16 Nov – 29 Dec (weekends only)

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Venue: Frozen Tundra


Prehistoric Craft         

Make your own necklace out of recycled materials or try your hands at stone painting.

Date: 16 Nov – 29 Dec (weekends only)

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Venue: Opposite Babirusa exhibit


Gentle Giants Wildlife Tour*

Curious how elephants are cared for? Get a glimpse of what goes on behind-the-scenes. Experience up close interactions enjoy feedings with the lovable herd and learn how they have their check-ups.     


Date: 16 Nov – 29 Dec (Wed, Sat & Sun only)

Time: 1.30pm

*Paid experience





Cave Kids Enter Free*!
Calling all Cave Kids! Dress as a Cave Kid and enjoy FREE admission on 23 & 24 Nov to Singapore Zoo before 1pm. Check out the judging criteria to ensure your kids are cavekids worthy.

Judging Criteria
: Caveman-inspired clothes with at least 1 accessory like a headband, necklace and/or hand accessories.


*Valid for the first 100 CaveKids of each day on a first-come first-served basis. Singapore Zoo staff reserves full rights to turn down kids who are not dressed to the theme. Terms and conditions apply


Dates: 23 – 24 Nov

Time: 8.30am – 1.00pm

Local Residents Promo
Enjoy 15% off Singapore Zoo admission when you purchase your tickets online! Bring your family and friends down for A Mammoth Adventure Back in Time.
*Terms and conditions apply


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