Five decades since it first opened in 1971, Jurong Bird Park has become Asia’s largest bird park. The 20.2-hectare hillside haven is home to 3,500 birds across 400 species, of which 20 per cent are threatened. Singapore’s bird park is famed for its large, immersive walk-in aviaries such as Lory Loft, African Treetops and Waterfall Aviary. Other unique exhibits include Penguin Coast and Pelican Cove.

Avian care research and conservation are integral to the park. Many threatened species bred here over the years include several world-first breeding accolades for species such as the great hornbill, black hornbill, twelve-wired bird-of-paradise and Santa Cruz ground-dove.

Jurong Bird Park has the most comprehensive collection of hornbills in the world and has been at the forefront of research and conservation for this iconic group of birds. The park is also dedicated to Asian songbird conservation.

The commitment to avian welfare extends beyond Jurong Bird Park, which is also a designated rehabilitation centre for rescued wild birds in Singapore.

Jurong Bird Park is part of Mandai Wildlife Group and is accredited by two of the top international regional zoo associations—European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), and Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia (ZAA). It is also a member of the Southeast Asian Zoo and Aquarium Association (SEAZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).

At a glance

How it’s designed

How it’s designed

Home to four large free-flight aviaries, the exhibits at Jurong Bird Park are designed to mirror the simulating natural habitat of birds from all over the world. As guests tour our park, they will be immersed in an experience like no other, including walking into an aviary that houses over 600 birds against an incredible 30-metre high waterfall.

Highlights

With a commitment towards conservation, we have successfully bred threatened species such as the Bali mynah, blue-throated macaw and other significant species such as the black palm cockatoo, hyacinth macaw, red-fronted macaw and the red-tailed black cockatoo.

 

In fact, Jurong Bird Park recorded the world’s first successful hatching of the black hornbill, great Indian hornbill and twelve-wired bird of paradise in captivity. For the latter, we were awarded the Breeders’ Award from the American Pheasant and Waterfowl Society in 2001.

The opening of our Bird Discovery Centre sets an immersive environment for guests to learn about the avian world, from the life stages of a bird to exploring how birds command mastery of the sky. 

 

Aside from our facilities, the park also hosts a variety of educational programmes for students. These comprise day trips, overnight camps, guided tours, workshops and wildlife publications.

Jurong Bird Park is one of the most renowned bird sanctuaries around the globe.

 

Waterfall Aviary is the park’s largest walk-in aviary, housing over 600 free-flying birds from 50 species, including the endangered sun conures, common crowned pigeons and Von der Decken’s hornbills. Set against a 30-metre high waterfall, it’s also the world’s first and tallest man-made waterfall.

 

Another noteworthy exhibit is African Treetops, a 3,000 square metre and nine-storey high flight aviary. The aviary features African birds, with over 300 birds from over 30 species, and is a popular highlight among visitors who get to feed starlings and turacos while walking across suspended bridges.

Our Breeding and Research Centre gives guests a rare, behind-the-scenes peek into the growth process of birds, from incubation to weaning. Visitors can walk in and view the work of avian keepers, giving them the chance to walk away with a deeper appreciation of avian wildlife and the park’s conservation efforts.

Awards and accolades

We Welcome Families Award - Excellence Award
Awarded by Business for Families Council in March 2011

Achievement Of ISO 14001 And OHSAS 18001 Certification 
All three Wildlife Reserves Singapore parks are the first zoological institutions in Southeast Asia to receive both ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications

Michelin 2-star Rating
Awarded in September 2008

Aseanta 2007 Exellence Awards
Best ASEAN New Tourist Attraction: African Wetlands, Jurong Bird Park Singapore

Conservation & Research Award
V International Symposium on Breeding Birds in Captivity (ISBBC), oriental pied hornbill awarded in 2006 and 2007

Tourism Awards 2006
Singapore Tourism Board (STB) Top 10 Best Family Experiences: Feed the Lories at Jurong Bird Park

“Best Loved Pro-Family Businesses” by consumers
October 2006

Superstar Winner Of The 2004 Excellent Service Awards (Leisure Attractions)
Awarded to Mr. Nicholas Cordeiro, Manager (Operations), Jurong Bird Park Singapore

Aseanta 2004 Excellence Awards
Best ASEAN New Tourist Attraction: Birds of Paradise, Jurong Bird Park Singapore

18th Tourism Award (2003) 
Tourism Host Of The Year - Leisure Attraction
Awarded to Ms June Guai Chian Ee, Jurong Bird Park Singapore

Excellence For Singapore Awards (2002)
Singapore Totalisator Board
Excellence in research, breeding, conservation efforts and providing a truly unique experience for its visitors

Breeders Award (2001)
American Pheasant & Waterfowl Society
First Captive Breeding of Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise

Pinnacle Awards (2001)
International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA)
‘Best New Event’ (Silver Award)
A Black & White Affair
Dinner with the Penguins

The Singapore Creative Circle Award (2001)
Television & Cinema (Bronze)
“Dinner, Seduction, Betrayal”
Jurong Bird Park Television Advertisements

Tourism Host Of The Year (2000)
Singapore Tourism Board (STB)
Leisure Attraction Category (Merit Award)

Merit Award (With Distinction) (1999)
Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA)
Category: Recreation - Southeast Asian Birds Aviary Exhibit

Tourism Host Of The Year (1999)
Singapore Tourism Board (STB)
Leisure Attraction Category (Merit Award)

Best Reference Or Information Title Or Site (1998)
Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA)
Jungle Jewels Interactive

The Nation's Favourite Commercial Award (1996)
Television Corporation of Singapore (TCS)
Viewer's Choice for Jurong Bird Park Television Advertisement

Tourism Awards (1995) 
Singapore Tourist Promotion Board (STPB)
Large Leisure Attraction of the Year

Tourism For Tomorrow International Awards (1993)
British Airways (BA)
Jurong Bird Park, Highly Commended

Best Newsletter Award (Open Section) (1991)
National Productivity Board (NPB)
BirdLife Magazine, Jurong Bird Park

Tourism Awards (1986)
Singapore Tourist Promotion Board (STPB)
Outstanding Tourist Attraction

Tourism Awards (1985)
Singapore Tourist Promotion Board (STPB)
Best Managed Tourist Attraction (Merit Award)

 

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