Jurong Birdpark

www.birdpark.com.sg


City: Singapore
Country: Singapore
Opend 03.01.1971

 

Species 380

 

This is Asias largest birdpark covering 20 ha (50 acres) showing everything frome the small colibri to the large ostrich. It shows 92 species of parots, the most species of asian hornbils world wide, 7 species of pelicans and a noctural house fore birds of the night. The birdpark will be moved across the zoo in 2020 and reopen late 2020/early 2021


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Last visited 2017


Jurong bird park
2 Jurong Hill
Singapore 628925
Singapore


Phone number 6269 3411
 

Opened minimum 8.30am - 6 pm
 

Entrance fee

  • Adult 32$
  • Child 3-12 years 21$

Entrance fee for 2 zoos (ticket valid for 7 days)
 

  • Adult 75$
  • Child 3-12 years 53$
Entrance fee for all 4  zoosand all rides (ticket valid for 7 days)
  • Adult 95$
  • Child 73$

Entrance fee for all 4  zoos (ticket valid for 7 days)
  • Adult 85$
  • Child 3-12 years 63$

Friends of Bird Park (valid for 12 months free visits)
  • Adult 39$
  • Child 3-12 years 29$
  • *Family 99$

*Valid for 2 adults and 1 child.

Friends of Wildlife (valid for 12 months free visits in all 4 zoos)

 

  • Adult 135$
  • Child 3-12 years 95$
  • *Family 285$
*Valid for 2 adults and 1 child. The next 4 children cost 10$ each. Above 5 children must pay an ordinary child membership card

The bird park has a water play area


History:

Jurong Bird Park, which opened on 3 January 1971, is Asia's largest bird park and home to more than 5,000 birds across 400 species. Built at a cost of S$3.5 million, the 20.2-hectare  park draws about 800,000 visitors annually. The park offers visitors an immersive experience with large open-concept displays that feature exhibits simulating the natural habitats of birds.

Jurong Bird Park owes it founding to the vision of then Minister for Finance, Goh Keng Swee. The idea for a bird park arose from his visit to the Rio Aviary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, while attending a World Bank meeting in September 1967. A visit to the Bangkok Aviary the following year convinced him that such a venture was feasible, and could be self-supporting. Goh went on to propose the creation of a bird park for Singapore at the inaugural meeting of the Jurong Town Corporation in June 1968. He saw the value of a having a bird park as a recreational attraction for Singaporeans to enjoy and connect with nature at a time at a time, the country was in the midst of rapid industrialisation and urbanisation. By the end of 1968, a 20.2-hectare site was chosen on the western slope of Jurong Hill (Bukit Peropok) in Jurong for the location of the new bird park. The park was designed by the London Zoological Society’s curator of birds, John Yealland, and aviary architect, J. Toovey. Construction began in February 1969, and was completed by late 1970. The park included 78 display aviaries, an administration block, a transit and quarantine station, a nursery breeding area, as well as facilities such as a tram system, a restaurant, refreshment kiosks, footpaths, benches and shelters. The park received contributions of birds from all over the world. By its opening day,  countries, seven zoos and 40 private donors had contributed birds to its collection. The park attracted 37,493 visitors in its first 15 days and welcomed its millionth visitor in August 1972. That year also saw the opening of the Loke Wan Tho Memorial Library, which carried photographs and reference books from the private collection of the late philanthropist and ornithologist, as well as the publication of the park’s first guide book.

The opening of Asia’s first nocturnal bird exhibit, "World of Darkness”, on 3 April 1982 marked the first in a string of new exhibits added to the park in its second decade. In 1985, Jurong Bird Park finalised a Master Plan for upgrading and redevelopment in an effort to boost its image and reputation as one of the top bird parks in the world. The S$7-million redevelopment programme commenced in 1986, and was completed in two phases over seven years. The first phase included a new entrance plaza; covered walkway; automated ticketing machines; a 240-seater air-conditioned theatrette; the Songbird Terrace; new Scarlet Ibis, Manchurian Crane and Crowned Pigeon exhibits; and the Fuji Hawk Centre (presently called Hawk Arena) with the Hawk-Walk and Falconry Arena. A Breeding and Research Centre was established in 1988 to strengthen the park’s on-going efforts in the breeding and management of birds in captivity, especially rare and endangered species. The park has since successfully bred over 200 species, and its notable hatchlings include the Bali mynah, blue-throated macaw, black palm cockatoo, hyacinth macaw, king penguin, twelve-wired Bird of Paradise (first in captivity) and the Oriental pied hornbill (first in the world to be successfully incubated and hatched). The park also became Asia’s first heliconia (a genus of flowering plants in the Heliconiaceae family) repository in 1989, when it was designated an official heliconia collection centre by the Heliconia Society International. More exhibits were opened by the end of 1990, namely the Crane Paddock and crane breeding aviaries, the White-winged Wood Duck exhibit, the Flightless Birds exhibit, the Woodpeckers exhibit, Penguin Parade, the Hornbill and Toucan exhibit, and the cockatoo and macaw courtyards. The second phase saw the completion of a 2,000-seater covered amphitheatre, a monorail system (dubbed the Panorail), and the Southeast Asian Birds Aviary in 1992 as well as the re-opening of an enhanced Waterfall Aviary in 1993. This was followed by the opening of large-scale exhibits: Parrot Paradise in 1996 and Jungle Jewels Flight Aviary in 1999, where visitors could get close to birds like the yellow-hooded blackbirds and sun conures. In 2006, the park celebrated its 35th anniversary after a S$10-million revamp that unveiled a new Palm Plaza entrance, the African Wetlands exhibit, retail and food and beverage outlets, such as the Bongo Burgers restaurant and Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream parlour, and Asia-Pacific’s first avian hospital.
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After paying the entrance fee we have the penguin coast in front of us with african penguins. Across we find a huge ship, in side we find arctic penguins like the king penguin and the rock hopper. Reached the main path we turn left and enter after a while the world of darness, home to several owls in a noctural house. Across is the heliconia walk where we meet a lot of finches and other small birds. Next to it is the wet land aviary with scarlet ibis's, gees and herons. Up hill we then enter the royal ramble where you meet a lot of crowned pigeons. Next to it is the window on paradise, home to several species of birds of paradise. Across is the worlds most comprehensive collection of hornbills as well as a few species of toucans. All ways wanted to feed lorikeets, then it's time for that in Lory Loft. Out side again its time to meet the birds of prey, like eagles, andean condors and king vultures. Following the main path we now are at dinosaur descendants, jome to the worlds biggest birds on the planet - like the ostrich and the cassowary. Let's then go inside the bird discovery centre, a small zoological museum. Behind we find wings of Asia, an aviary home to many rarely seen peacock pheasants. In this area we also find another aviary, the jungle jewls, home to mouse deer and small parots. Back to the main path we follow the swan lake and see the huge waterfall aviary with the worlds largest manmade waterfall and up to 50 species of bird. Close by is the parrot paradise with bank's cockatoo, macaws and other parrots. Then following the pelican cove with all species of pelicans we get to the flamingo lake, with greater and lesser flamingo's. Let's then look at the riverine, where you can see ducks swim under water, followed by an enclosure for storks and cranes. Across we find a path to the breeding & research centre, where you can see the newest hatchlings. Back to the main path our last enclosre will be for the Caribbean flamingos.


DE: Der größte Vogelpark Asiens zeigt größte Artenvielfallt von Pelikanen und Hornvögel. Neben bei hat er auch riesige Vollieren, wie die Waterfall Aviary mit dem größten von Menschen geschaffenen Wasserfall

DK: Asiens største fuglepark viser verdens største artsmangfoldighed af pelikaner og næsehornsfugle. Desuden har den også kæmpe volierer, så som Waterfall Aviary, med verdens største menneskabte vandfald
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