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Our Wild Neighbours

Saw a snake in your garden? Want to help our pangolins? Hearing civets at night on your roof? This website is just for you.


Explore to be empowered with tips to coexist with our wild neighbours, and be inspired to protect them!



Our Wild Neighbours (OWN) is an initiative by the Urban Wildlife Working Group (UWG).


Launched in April 2022, the initiative seeks to promote coexistence with wildlife in Singapore, empower members of the public with wildlife etiquette knowledge, and educate the public about ongoing rescue, rehabilitation and release efforts.

Our Wild Neighbours


Click on any of the animals below to learn more about them!


Catch up with us!


Wild Visions: A Zookeeper's Artistic Odyssey Exhibition / Arts Collaboration with OWN

16 October 2023 at 6:00:00 am

𝗔𝗿𝘁 𝗘𝘅𝗵𝗶𝗯𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻:
𝙒𝙞𝙡𝙙 𝙑𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨: 𝘼 𝙕𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙚𝙚𝙥𝙚𝙧'𝙨 𝘼𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙘 𝙊𝙙𝙮𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙮 𝗯𝘆 𝗤𝗶𝘂 𝗤𝘂𝗮𝗻 (𝗝𝗼𝗲)

𝗘𝘅𝗵𝗶𝗯𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱:
Singapore Zookeeper unveils Breath-taking Hand-Drawn Ink Drawings of Wildlife.

Studio Miu is proud to announce the forthcoming art exhibition, featuring the remarkable and awe-inspiring hand-drawn ink drawings of Singapore zookeeper Qiu Quan (Joe). Showcasing the artistic prowess of one of Singapore passionate animal caretakers, this unique exhibition will captivate art enthusiasts, animal lovers, and visitors alike.

The "Wild Visions: A Zookeeper's Artistic Odyssey" exhibition will take place at the Studio Miu Art Gallery from 14th October to 21st October. The event will showcase a collection of intricately detailed and lifelike drawings of wildlife, including “Once A Zookeeper” - a breath-taking 10-meter continuous installation of magnificent fauna that call this world their home. Visitors will be taken on an unforgettable artistic journey, discovering the beauty and intricacies of the animal kingdom through the eyes of a devoted zookeeper.

What sets this exhibition apart is the extraordinary dedication that Qiu Quan (Joe) has shown in his craft. Combining artistic talent with a profound understanding of each animal's unique personality and behaviour, he has managed to capture the soul of the animals through his art. The drawings, meticulously created using ink, bring the animals to life on paper and offers a glimpse into his everyday world.

𝗔𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗢𝗪𝗡 - 𝗔𝗥𝗧 𝗘𝗫𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗜𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗔𝗟𝗦 @ 𝗦𝗧𝗨𝗗𝗜𝗢 𝗠𝗜𝗨
During the week, Studio Miu will also have art experiences for the whole family and fun art activities to help you discover your artistic talents. At the same time, you'll have the chance to learn more about living peacefully with animals through our human-wildlife coexistence program, Our Wild Neighbours (OWN). Each day will have a different theme related to wildlife conservation.

𝟭𝟲 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯, 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟮𝗽𝗺-𝟯.𝟯𝟬𝗽𝗺
In the Studio: Artist and Zookeeper, Joe. Zoologist and Vet, Charlene. OWN Campaign Manager, Jasvic.

𝟭𝟳 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯, 𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟭𝗽𝗺-𝟱𝗽𝗺
Theme: Macaques | Art Experientials: Wax resist and swipe painting

𝟭𝟴 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯, 𝗪𝗲𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟭𝗽𝗺-𝟱𝗽𝗺
Theme: Snakes | Art Experientials: Collage and beading

𝟭𝟵 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯, 𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟭𝗽𝗺-𝟯𝗽𝗺
Theme: Otters | Art Experientials: 'Snow sculptures' using faux snow

𝟮𝟬 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯, 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟭𝗽𝗺-𝟯𝗽𝗺
Theme: Nocturnal Animals | Art Experientials: Printmaking

𝟮𝟭 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯, 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟭𝗽𝗺-𝟱𝗽𝗺
Theme: Bats | Art Experientials: Glow in the dark

Studio Miu Art, Singapore


Real (Wild) Life Rescue Stories by ACRES

8 October 2023 at 7:00:00 am

விலங்குகள் மீது பாசம் உண்டா? வாங்க, வந்து கதை கேளுங்க!

வாழ்க்கை கதைன்னா அது மனுஷங்க கதை மட்டும்தானா விலங்குகளுக்கும் இருக்கும்ல...கேளுங்க..ஒவ்வொண்ணும் உண்மை கதை....மாயம் மந்திரம் ஜாலம் எதுவுமில்லாத நம் சிங்கப்பூரில் நடந்த உண்மை கதை/ சம்பவங்கள், மற்றும் மீட்புப் பணிகளை அடிப்படையாகக் கொண்டது

Do you love Animals? Come & hear Singapore's real wildlife rescue stories!

Join and listen to real life wildlife and animal rescue stories in Singapore. Based on true events and actual rescues which took place in Singapore, these stories will open up your world to understanding and learning more about Singapore's animals and habitats.

These sessions are done in partnership with ACRES and will be conducted by ACRES volunteers.

Date: Every 2nd Sunday of the month
Time: 3pm - 3.30pm
Venue: Choa Chu Kang Public Library, L4 Programme Zone

No registration required.

Choa Chu Kang Public Library, Lot One Shopper’s Mall, Choa Chu Kang, Singapore


Croc and Friends

28 October 2023 at 8:00:00 am

Learn all about the Estuarine Crocodiles that bask in the Reserve with our volunteer Bernard, who has a keen interest in our reptilian friends!

Drop by to have a chat with Bernard anytime within the 1.5 hour period that he is stationed at the Main Bridge. You can learn fascinating information about the characteristics and behaviour of crocodiles and their neighbours as they go about their daily business.

Date: 28 October 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 4pm to 5.30pm
Place: Main Bridge at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre (Neo Tiew Entrance)

Neo Tiew Crescent, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Wetland Centre, Singapore


HeART for Nature

7 October 2023 at 4:00:00 am

Get ready for an art and wellness festival like no other!

A half-day extravaganza filled with exciting activities that will make you fall in love with our native wildlife.

There will be fun activities for all ages!

Check out specimens from the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, get your face painted, or shop for books and stickers celebrating our wildlife!

There will also be a free art jam and poetry writing workshop. Slots are limited so sign up today!

[ 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽𝘀 ]

𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮, 𝙇𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙀𝙨𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙑𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙩

Author and poet Esther Vincent will be leading this nature-themed creative writing workshop at the Heart For Nature event on October 7.

Held within Fort Canning Park, participants of this workshop will be spending time within the historic park, wandering the outdoor trails and guided on how to express themselves and their appreciation of nature through poetry or prose. Participants can also expect to read and discuss ecopoems.

• Suitable for ages 13 and up.
• Please bring your own writing stationery (pen, pencil, eraser) and a clipboard if you have one for nature journaling! Workshop notes will be provided.



𝘿𝙧𝙖𝙬 𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙊𝙪𝙩 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝘿𝙤𝙧𝙘𝙖𝙨 𝙏𝙖𝙣𝙜

Singaporean artist Dorcas Tang will be leading this drawing and illustration workshop at the Heart For Nature event. Express yourself and your appreciation for the biodiversity in Singapore through colours, and create a poster to spread the word!

• Suitable for ages 5 and up.
• Materials will be provided.


Cox Terrace, Fort Canning Centre, Singapore


Volunteer with us!

Be an OWN volunteer and help us spread the message of coexistence! Join us in our educational roadshows and programmes, and learn more about our native wildlife along the way.


1. This role is suitable for 18 years old and above.

2. All volunteers are required to be proficient in English (spoken).

3. Training will be provided on your first engagement session with us.

4. Following the training and your first engagement session, OWN will assess and determine in its sole discretion your suitability to become a fully-fledged outreach volunteer.

5. OWN is looking for volunteers who are committed, responsible and passionate about raising awareness. Please avoid last minute cancellations to the roster.

6. If you require any clarifications, please email



ACRES World Animal Day Carnival

30 September 2023 at 2:00:00 am


𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗔𝗻𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗹 𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟯𝟬𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿! 🥳

𝗔 𝗖𝗿𝘂𝗲𝗹𝘁𝘆-𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹: 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗿𝘂𝗲𝗹𝘁𝘆-𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗲:
(a) cruelty-free living; to reduce the consumption of animal products.
(b) sustainable shopping alternatives; to reduce overconsumption and waste.
(c) raise funds to help wild animals.

Fundraising Goal: $10,000 which will go towards fuelling ACRES' wildlife rescue vehicle for 1 year.

𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘂𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝗠𝗘𝗔𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚𝗙𝗨𝗟 𝗖𝗔𝗨𝗦𝗘 & 𝗔 𝗗𝗔𝗬 𝗢𝗙 𝗙𝗨𝗡 𝗮𝘁 𝗔𝗖𝗥𝗘𝗦 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵:
- F&B - delicious spread of vegan snacks & light-bites, ice cream and craft beer.
- Merchandise booths
- Fun activities for everyone - kids and adults.
- Workshops and talks.
- ACRES tours with a wild animal quiz. Prizes to be won for the quiz!

Shuttle bus service from Choa Chu Kang Bus bay to ACRES (including return trip) will be scheduled hourly! -
More information will be sent via email.

[ 𝗧𝗮𝗹𝗸𝘀 ]

11am to 12pm
𝙒𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚 𝙋𝙝𝙤𝙩𝙤𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙝𝙮 𝙞𝙣 𝙎𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙖𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙚
By: Jayaprakash Bojan (National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2017)

2pm to 3pm
𝙒𝙞𝙡𝙙 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙘𝙪𝙚𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙎𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙖𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙚: 𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝘾𝙖𝙣 𝙔𝙤𝙪 𝘿𝙤 𝙏𝙤 𝙃𝙚𝙡𝙥 𝙒𝙞𝙡𝙙 𝘼𝙣𝙞𝙢𝙖𝙡𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨
By: Kalai Vanan (ACRES Co-CEO)

3pm to 4pm
𝘾𝙤-𝙚𝙭𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙎𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙖𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙚’𝙨 𝙒𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚
By: Anbarasi Boopal (Anbu) (ACRES Co-CEO)

[ 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽𝘀 ]

11am to 12pm
1pm to 2pm
𝙒𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚 𝘼𝙧𝙩 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙠𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙥 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝘾𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙣 (5 to 12 years old)
By: Alpana Ahuja (Nature And Wildlife Art Teacher/Artist & ACRES Board Member)

[ 𝗢𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀]

𝙄𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙜𝙖𝙡 𝙒𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚 𝙏𝙧𝙖𝙙𝙚 𝙀𝙨𝙘𝙖𝙥𝙚 𝙍𝙤𝙤𝙢
- $20 (Min 2 persons /Max 4 persons. Payment on site on day of event.)

𝗕𝘂𝘆 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆! $𝟭𝟱 𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝘅/$𝟱𝟬 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝟱𝗽𝗮𝘅: 𝗯𝗶𝘁.𝗹𝘆/𝘄𝗮𝗱𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹
Can't make it to our carnival? Help us achieve our Fundraising Goal!:

91 Jalan Lekar, Singapore


HSS Corporate Walks

Have you missed out on Herpetological Society of Singapore (HSS) monthly walks? Now you can enjoy them with your friends and colleagues.

You can explore Singapore's natural scenes & biodiversity as a team-building activity for the office. Or, perhaps, you can unwind with a walk in nature after a long week in the office. Get in touch with HSS to find out more, and to plan a walk!

HSS email:


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