Meet Newari, a 5-year-old Indian rhino who came all the way to Singapore from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Along with his 8-year-old brother, Thulie, they made their debut at Night Safari’s new Indian rhino exhibit in April last year and have settled in well so far!
Of the two brothers, Newari is the bigger foodie and more comfortable around people, especially when it involves his favourite treat – carrots! And now you have a chance to feed him!
Not only that, you will also hear from Newari’s caretakers and learn more about this intriguing species through anecdotes and fun facts they have to share.
Indian rhinos VS African Rhinos
Unlike their African cousins, the Indian rhinos have one horn and thick, armour-like skin. During the feeding sessions, you can observe how the folds of their skin shift when they move. These gentle giants are vegetarians and love grazing on tall grasses, leaves and fruits. As tough as they may look, Indian rhinos are faced with threats of habitat loss and poaching in the wild.
While they once used to be found across most of Asia, wild populations are now only largely observed in India and Nepal.
Indian rhinos are listed as vulnerable under the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, with an estimated population of about 3,700 mature individuals left in the wild in India and Nepal. Through meaningful interactions such as feeding, Night Safari hopes guests will come away with a sense of appreciation for the rhino species and be inspired to care for our planet and support conservation efforts which help protect nature and wildlife like these majestic animals.
Feed Newari the Indian Rhino for $10- Book online
Guests can visit the Indian rhino habitat next to Night Safari’s East Lodge at 7:30 PM on operating nights to participate in the feeding with a contribution of $10.
All contributions from feeding sessions will go into supporting conservation projects in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Feeding sessions must be booked online.
With limited slots available, book in advance and secure slots here.
The new feeding experience is also available to guests who sign up for Night Safari’s exclusive behind-the-scenes tour programme, Safari Adventure Tour.