There has been a rise in animal sightings in Singapore, with a sighting of endangered monkeys last week. Here are some other critters around the globe having a much needed break during the global lockdown. 

Little Lion Cub Phoenix at Mogo Wildlife Park in New South Wales

Born during the January 2020 bushfires, the little lion cub was named Phoenix to symbolise the recovery that Mogo Wildlife Park and the South Coast communities are focused on following these catastrophic fires.

His favourite toy is a soccer ball and readers can watch him play here or through the park’s virtual zoo experience

Capella Singapore’s Majestic Peacock

Peacocks roam around Capella Singapore’s grounds and are a frequent feature on guests’ social media feeds. They often appear by the pool, as well as The Knolls, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant. With less human traffic these days, the team have spotted a mother peacock with her chicks!

Singita’s Wild Dogs

Once widespread, wild dogs are now an endangered species in Africa and sightings are incredibly rare.

However in the last couple of weeks Singita has been extremely fortunate to have two packs of these amazing animals move through their Sabi Sand reserve in South Africa.⁠ As a private reserve that is only accessible to Singita’s guests, the protected Sabi Sand offers these wild dogs enough prey to hunt, as well as a secure and abundant natural habitat.

Singita is committed to honouring their 100-year purpose to preserve and protect the African wilderness for future generations, implementing conservation initiatives to ensure that the land remains as close as possible to the untouched state as an abundant habitat to Africa’s magnificent ecosystem. 

One of the industries that has been hit hardest by the current worldwide pandemic is travel and tourism and sadly this is having a devastating ripple effect on conservation efforts across Africa.

If ecotourism stops funding the incredible conservation work of non-profit conservation partners and brands such as Singita, the likelihood of illegal hunting increases and conservation projects will be halted.

If you would like to help, visit Singita’s website here