- POSTED: 01 Feb 2014 20:55
Visitors to the Jurong Bird Park can expect to see newer species of birds at the new-look Waterfall Aviary.
SINGAPORE: Visitors to the Jurong Bird Park can expect to see newer species of birds at the new Waterfall Aviary.
Re-launched recently, the 43-year-old aviary is now home to species such as sun conures, the vulnerable common crowned pigeons and pied imperial pigeons -- and the total number of birds in the aviary is now more than 600, spanning 50 species.
A viewing terrace has also been built on the site of the defunct panorail station within the aviary. The park’s panorail system, which had three stations, ceased operations in 2012.
Jurong Bird Park has also reduced the number of cages so that the public can enjoy natural spaces and the bird-watching experience.
"You come into huge aviaries where they can walk around -- to look for birds, not look at birds, because one of the key things is that we're not presenting animals whereby you stand there and you can see,” said Lee Meng Tat, CEO of Wildlife Reserves Singapore. “You have to look out for it.”
Customised packages, which include tram rides, will be rolled out from February 1. Two of the packages will include meals, photo opportunities and seat reservations for the High Flyers Show.
Visitors will also get a chance to get up close with some of the resident birds like the starlings, rollers, guineafowls and parrots during the twice daily keeper-led feeding sessions at 10:30am and 2:30pm.