4 - 26 June (Weekends only)

Visit River Safari and meet our park icon, Canola, the manatee. Immerse yourself in their wonderful world and learn all about them, including how they are kept healthy and happy. Grab your family to visit Manatee Madness and experience the world of Canola and her manatee friends!


Behind-the-Scenes with Canola

Register online and meet River Safari’s icon, Canola the manatee, in an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Amazon Flooded Forest.

Due to overwhelming response, all slots have been filled.

  • Photo Me

    Get your best poses ready and take a few snaps with our beloved mascot Canola, River Safari’s new park ambassador.

    Time: 10.30am, 12.30pm, 4.30pm
    Venue: River Safari Entrance

  • Munch Time with the Manatees

    Watch as the manatees are fed their meals and learn all about them from special appearances by our resident aquarist.

    Time: 12.15pm & 5.30pm
    Venue: Amazon Flooded Forest

  • The Art of Manatees

    Get hands-on with some arts and crafts. Make your own clay model, badge and peg souvenir to take home.

    Time: 10am to 4pm
    Venue: River Safari Entrance

  • Eye Tricks

    Can you really trust your eyes? Have fun in the world of optical illusions with our interactive 3D photo walls.

    Venue: Panda Courtyard & Boat Plaza

Did you know?

When our trash reaches rivers and seas, we are not only destroying the manatees’ home, but also our precious resource – water.

Here's Your Chance to Dive With the Manatees!

Be among the exclusive few to dive with our manatees in the Amazon Flooded Forest exhibit. One lucky winner and his or her partner will enjoy this special program not available to the general public.

Simply post a photo or video on Instagram to show your love for manatees and stand to win.

How to Join?

  • 1

    Post a photo or video entry on Instagram to show your love for manatees

  • 2

    Include both #manateemadness and #riversafari hashtags

  • 3

    Make sure that your profile is not private or we won’t see your entry


  • Grand Prize

    Dive experience in Amazon Flooded Forest exhibit for two. Includes River Safari admission.

  • Consolation Prizes

    4x 1 pair of River Safari admission ticket + mini manatee plush

Contest Period

30 May to 26 June 2016

Winners’ Selection

Winners will be selected by Wildlife Reserves Singapore based on quality of entry and announced on this webpage by 15 July 2016. Winners will also be contacted on Instagram.

Recent Submissions

#manateemadness & #riversafari



Enjoy Unlimited Access to All Four Parks With One Membership Card

Enjoy unlimited access to Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari and Singapore Zoo with just 1 membership card. Starting from only $119.

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Dine Like a Manatee

Enjoy a special selection of manatee-themed delights such as Claypot Cabbage and Clams Soup, Cheese Baked Chinese Cabbage and the thirst-quenching Mana-Tea (Ice Orange Cinnamon Milk Tea).

River Safari Tea House and Mama Panda Kitchen
From $7.80 per item.
Menu details available on-site.


Hooked on Manatees

Bring home our selection of Manatee-themed merchandise and receive a free gift with every $30 spent at our retail stores.


Buy tickets online and save up to 25%!

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