Lory

Lory

Jurong BirdPark has some 600 species and more than 9,000 birds housed in avaries and large open enclosures. A nocturnal bird house features a system of reverse lighting, converting day to night. On display are 31 birds from 9 species, like Snowy Owls. The African Wetlands allowed us to snap pictures of close-up encounters with a Blue Crane, Saddle-billed Storks, and Shoebills. The air-conditioned panorail provides a panoramic view. We deboarded at the Lory Station and enjoyed the Lorry Loft, a 3,000 square metre, 9 storey high flight aviary with more than 1,000 free-flying colorful lories. We also toured the Birds of Paradise and Hornbills & Toucans exhibits. At the Waterfall Station we entered the world’s largest walk-in aviary with more than 1,500 free-flying birds from over 60 species. The waterfall is said to be the tallest man-made waterfall in the world. African Guinea Fowls and Golden Breast Starlings were among the birds feasting on live worms. Pelican Cove housed 7 species of pelicans, including a squadron of Great White Pelicans. Our final stop was the Penguin Expedition. The five species and more than 200 penguins appeared to be cramped and out of place with the rest of the tropical birds. There was a crowing rooster, but no turkeys as we celebrated Thanksgiving in a foreign land. Jurong BirdPark is for the birds, and those who love them!

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