guides & articles

Related listings

Latest Postings

Subscribe to the hottest news, latest promotions & discounts from STClassifieds & our partners

I agree to abide by STClassifieds Terms and Conditions

Entertainment, Food & Beverage

95% of 'stars' at Jurong Bird Park raised in S'pore

Jurong Bird Park has no lack of 'local talents' when it comes to having bird shows.
January 4, 2013
By: AsiaOne
| More
95% of 'stars' at Jurong Bird Park raised in S'pore

SINGAPORE - The breeding programme at Jurong Bird Park has been a success, with at least 95% of all the birds in the new High Flyers Show are hatched and raised in the Park.

Said Mr Raja Segran, General Manager, Jurong Bird Park: "We are very proud of our breeding successes and having no lack of 'local talent' in the new show. "We feel like proud parents when we see these birds which we have hand raised from young showcasing their abilities to our guests from all over the world, and in doing so, inculcate in them an appreciation of conservation and avian life.”

The first show in Jurong Bird Park began 30 years ago, and was helmed by birds like Big John and Sammy the cockatoos, Rod Stewart the Egyptian vulture and Harry the hornbill.

At that time, 70 per cent of the birds in the show were acquired via exchanges with other institutions.

The establishment of the Breeding & Research Centre (BRC) 6 years after the first show greatly boosted the Park’s avian numbers.

On average, more than 300 chicks annually have successfully hatched at the BRC over the past 24 years. 

The High Flyers show happens twice daily, at 11am and 3pm at the Pools Amphitheatre in Jurong Bird Park. Admission to the Jurong Bird Park costs $20 for adults and $13 per child.

 candicec@sph.com.sg

pre

PREVIOUS STORY
Russian luxe goes to Marina Bay Sands

divider