Jurong Bird Park has just rejuvenated its aviary, and now you can catch some of Asia’s rarest and most exotic birds there!
With a collection of over 500 birds representing 135 species when complete, the rejuvenated aviary houses the largest diversity of birds in the park. It is home to one of the world’s most comprehensive and admired collections of Asian birds, including 24 threatened species such as the Bali mynah, Luzon bleeding-heart dove and black-winged starling.
These species have been successfully hatched and raised as part of the park’s ongoing conservation breeding programmes.
Eleven of the 24 threatened species are new additions, with five being displayed for the first time in the park. These include the Javan green magpie, rufous-fronted laughingthrush and racquet-tailed parrot, which are expected to arrive in the park soon.
Through conservation breeding, the park hopes to maintain and safeguard a sustainable population of these birds and eventually introduce selected species back into the wild, in their native lands.
The 2,600 square-meter aviary underwent a three-month makeover which included the expansion of its smaller aviaries, theming work, refreshed educational displays for visitors to learn about the different species of birds, and an overhaul of its aviary mesh for better viewing.
Visitors can look forward to special experiences such as feeding and chit-chat sessions with keepers to learn more about the feathered residents.
Photos: Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Jurong Bird Park is located at 2 Jurong Hill Singapore 628925. More information at www.birdpark.com.sg