African Adventure Station
Stalk over to this station where unusual animal specimens will unlock the sensational secrets of prey and predators roaming the amazing African Plains. Tangle with horns and antlers, dabble with dung samples and take the time to stroke some animal skins, from the pristine pelt of a pronking springbok to a fine-haired hippo’s hide. Through our fine collection of skulls, learn about the leopard’s stealth, lion’s might and cheetah’s ability to reach super speeds.
Seek us out at the
Cheetah Enclosure, Wild Africa
Every Sunday, 2.30 – 4.00pm
Established in 1997, African Adventure (AA) group started out conducted their tours only on Sundays. The AA docents took visitors for a walk through Wild Africa, sharing with them information about adaptation behaviour, conservation issues and fun facts about the animals on the African plains.
In early February 1998, the AA tours were stopped and replaced with discovery stations, which displayed am array of specimens such as skulls, skins, teeth and horns. The display stations at the Wild Africa became a popular draw as visitors crowded round to view and touch the various animal specimens, which were carefully chosen to highlight the fascinating features of animals.
November 1998, the AA docents also launched a new tour, interestingly named Zoo Inside and Insights (ZII). As the name suggests, this tour brings visitors to places that are normally out of bounds to them, namely the kitchen and veterinary centre. Rounding up with a walk to the enclosures in Wild Africa, it gives visitors an illuminating perspective of how the zoo ensures its animals are healthy and happy. Today, the tour to the kitchen and veterinary centre has ceased but the AA docents have revamped and focused the tour on the enclosures in Wild Africa.
Further informations in german can be found here!