Singapore has the best zoos. I can't say they have the best zoos in the world, because clearly I haven't been to all the zoos in the world and I might get done by the blogging equivalent of the ACCC, but they do have the best zoos I have ever seen (and I've seen a few).
They have the best zoos because the enclosures are open and free ranging, because animal welfare is clearly the highest priority, and because they are obviously as obsessed with mouse deer as I am. And because they have a night zoo, which means you get to see nocturnal critters out and about, rather than just sleeping. We saw a fishing cat actually fishing! And a flying squirrel actually
Also, what other zoo has an aviary-style enclosure complete with lemurs, sloth, bats and mouse deer just casually strolling about? We were lucky enough to be in this enclosure at feeding time. When the chow came out it was on for young and old, lemur versus lemur, lemur versus sloth (a rather unevenly matched affair when it comes to speed...)
And yes, that is a baby sloth! We were inches away from a baby sloth people! Have a look at it's alien like arms - creepy and cute, no?
Also, mouse deer. That is all.
ps. Towards the end of our zoo adventure there were some complaints from the group about the inordinate number of mouse deer enclosures, to which I of course replied 'when you tire of mouse deer you tire of life'.