The Singapore Zoo – known to have one of the most beautiful settings in the world, where animals roam freely in open and natural habitats – is set to sign a memorandum of understanding with the National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka for the exchange of technological knowledge.

Also recognised as the world’s best rainforest zoo, the Singapore Zoo will help provide technological knowledge for scheduled developments of the Dehiwela Zoo and its affiliated Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Ridiyagama Safari Park.

This exchange is a reminder of the reversed roles of the two zoos in 1971, when the Director of the Colombo Zoo in Sri Lanka, Lyn de Alwis, was hired as a special consultant to work out problems inherent to tropical zoos at the Singapore Zoo.