The Jurong Bird Park is the largest and one of the best zoos in the world of birds. It contains 5,000 birds of 380 different species. An attraction that will especially enchant children and nature lovers and the park occupies a whole piece of tropical rainforest and has almost two kilometres of trails that allow seeing up close all the species, from pelicans to penguins.
To move around the vast expanse of the park, you can use an electric train that is not included in the ticket price. The birds are grouped in different thematic enclosures. There are small cages, huge aviaries, and outdoor areas. In the map that is delivered with the entrance to the park, you can consult the distribution of the different species. The signage in the park allows you to orient yourself and know where to walk.
Many of the enclosures are so large that one does not have the sensation of being inside a large closed cage. The most impressive aviary is the African Waterfall Aviary, inside which there is a waterfall.
The most popular aviary with small and large is the Lory Loft, which contains species of Australian parrots that can be fed with a special preparation available for sale in the aviary itself. The fun is guaranteed in a beautiful aviary, with a system of raised walkways and natural ambient sound provided by the parrots singing incessantly.
The different enclosures of the birds provide the opportunity to contemplate dozens of species closely, marvelling at their colours and shapes. If you like bird photography, you’re going to have a great time at the park. You know MacroTraveller for photos 😉
The park has recently opened to the public its area of research and reproduction. In it, you can see the incubators and follow the process of adaptation of the new birds before they are placed in their final sites. Throughout the day some shows and activities in the park are worth seeing. With the entrance of the park, a program of activities is given that allows you to know what is happening and where.
The first show takes place at 10 o’clock in the morning (it is repeated at 5 o’clock in the afternoon too) in the room called Hawk Walk. It is the Kings of the Skies Show, a falconry show in which you can see hawks, eagles, owls, and vultures.
Note: If you are encouraged, you can take part in the show.
The second great show takes place at 11 am (with a repeat at 3 pm) in the Pools Amphitheatre. It is the Birds n Buddies, a show with many species of birds that is especially popular with the little ones. The participation of the spectators is requested several times during the show.
Throughout the day, in a time sequence that can be consulted there, bird feeding takes place, a spectacular moment in which visitors to the park can participate (special bird food is sold). One of the most spectacular meals is that of the beautiful pelicans.
The advice of the MacroTraveller! If you like zoos and birds, you can spend a whole day at the park. You will lack time to see and to cross everything. It is a first class tourist attraction suitable for children and adults alike.
Photo credits : http://www.birdpark.com.sg/shows-feedings/highflyers-show.html