AttractionsFirst an endangered giant panda cub and now, two giraffes have arrived as part of conservation efforts.

New 'tallest' kids on the block at the Singapore Zoo

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Balaji and Adhil debuted on 30 September, and will slowly be conditioned for thrice daily feeding sessions.
Balaji and Adhil debuted on 30 September, and will slowly be conditioned for thrice daily feeding sessions. Photo Credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

The Singapore Zoo has been keeping busy of late, with the birth of its first giant panda at the River Safari in August, and welcoming a pair of endangered Rothschild's giraffes last month.

The males, Balaji and Adhil come from India's Mysuru Zoo, under a partnership which has facilitated previous animal exchanges including sloth bears and the lion-tailed macaque.

Both slightly over a year old, the calves took a 22-hour inter-state road journey and seven days at sea, before finally arriving in Singapore's Jurong port on 26 May.

After a three-month quarantine, the two "gentle giants" have joined the Singapore Zoo's existing father-and-son duo in the exhibit, debuting on 30 September to the public.

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