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Jurong Bird Park flamingos get annual vaccination

A total of 450 birds at the park’s Flamingo Lake exhibit underwent the procedure.

SINGAPORE: Jurong Bird Park held its annual flamingo vaccination on Thursday (June 19), a nine-hour operation involving 23 personnel, including three vets, who physically caught each of the 450 birds to perform health checks and administer a vaccine against the H5N1 avian flu virus.

Every bird of the two flamingo species at the park’s Flamingo Lake exhibit – the lesser flamingo and the greater flamingo – underwent the procedure.

The birds were also showered with anti-mite spray and had their full wings clipped, and those found untagged were tagged, the park said.

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