Take a magical walk on the wild side

Take a magical walk on the wild side
Dry run of Mystica 2013 at the Night Safari

This month, the Night Safari has been transformed into Mystica: Wildlife Wonderland after the careless Forest Fairy accidentally dropped her magic vial in the forest.

Starting every weekend from this Friday till the end of the year, fantastical creatures of the night will be bringing a larger-than-life experience to the Night Safari, promising an unforgettable time for visitors.

Right from the start of your Mystica journey, you can expect to be swept into the creatures' magical world by their dazzling get-up and mystical yet welcoming interactions with you.

This year brings a brand new cast of colourful creatures to the annual adventure - creatures like the enigmatic Miss Porcupine, the flamboyant Lady Hibiscus and the inseparable Birds Of Paradise.

Playful interaction between characters such as the child-like Zebra's banter with the Forest Fairy and the Flamingo's curiosity with Miss Porcupine will take place, even when nobody seems to be looking.

Visitors can turn up at Mystica in their most outlandish costumes, and if picked by the mystery judges as the best for the night, stand to win attractive prizes. For those wanting to take home with them a piece of Mystica, you can head over to the face-painting booth to turn yourself fluorescent before taking a picture in the black light photo booth.

For the adventurous, get to know more about the animals of the night in the animal enrichment trails, namely the Fishing Cat Trail and the Wallaby Trail. The animal enrichment programme, incorporated for the first time in Mystica, aims to enhance the well-being of the animals by stimulating their natural behaviour.

For example in the prickly porcupines enclosure, ice cubes embedded with vegetables are given to the little creatures to keep them occupied as they need to chomp on the ice to get to the goodies inside the cubes.

Guides will be on hand to explain the various animal enrichment programmes within the trails.

Also featured at the Night Safari are Thumbuakar fireshows, the Creatures Of The Night show, tram rides and walking trails guaranteeing a spectacular night there.

Be sure to also check out the all-new Asiatic black bear and Malayan Tiger exhibits.

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