Night Safari, the world’s first wildlife park for nocturnal animals was opened in 1994 by Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong. Over 1,000 animals from 115 species (of which almost 30% are threatened) inhabit the 40-hectare park. In line with its mission to promote biodiversity, the park focuses on the captive breeding of threatened species. Over the years, it has bred Malayan tigers, Asian elephants, fishing cats, red dholes, anoas, markhors, bantengs and Malayan tapirs, among other endangered species. Night Safari, an eight-time winner of the Best Visitor Attraction Experience (awarded by Singapore Tourism Board) attracts more than 1.1 million visitors yearly.