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National Animal

The Lion

“The sooner we acknowledge that animals are emotional beings, the sooner we will cease destroying them and embrace them as our brothers and sisters.”


Animals commonly seen in the wild

Marine fauna:

Dolphins, otters, dugongs, whales, crabs, mudskippers


Birds-of-paradise, parrots, hornbills, songbirds, owls, ducks, kingfishers, storks, pelicans, herons, hawks, kites, eagles

Land mammals:

Porcupines, mousedeer, lemurs, bats, squirrels, shrews, weasels, mongooses, elephants, porpoises, rats, monkeys

Snakes and insects:

Snakes, lizards, crocodiles, cobras, scorpions, bugs

Common sights you will not like

In the city and
on the road

You may see small domestic animals such as dogs and cats sometimes placed in cages and then left in a corridor without human companions. It is a common practice by some pet owners to prevent pets who are too active or not toilet trained from destroying the house. Abandonment of dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs is rare but can happen. In public housing, you may also see stray cats and dogs that are called community animals and taken care of by all. You might witness a higher percentage than in the West of dogs that are muzzled when in public. This is considered responsible pet ownership in Singapore.

In the

Chickens are caged to avoid lurking in the countryside. Farm animals such as horses are also chained.

Hunting or poaching:

It is illegal to kill, take or keep any wild animal or bird without a license.

Animal fights:

Involvement in any business or incident related to animal fighting are included in the punishable acts of cruelty in the Animal and Birds Act.

Main organization for animal rescue and sheltering:

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ACRES

Sanctuaries to visit or volunteer:


We have not included the treatment of animals in the meat/fur/leather industries, zoos or circuses, animal testing as it unfortunately still happens in most countries.

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