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Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of Indian wildlife in their natural habitat

Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of…

South Asia’s most teeming nation is a veritable fusion of attractive places, lush landscapes and an ancient culture steeped in history and rituals. Architectural masterpieces of historic dynasties dot various states. India’s rich heritage together with its flourishing bio diversity showcases the beauty of the country. The city of Hyderabad offe…
Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along the Captivating Kerala Backwaters

Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along t…

Often called the Asian equivalent of the American Bayou, the Kerala backwaters are an expansive network of intricate waterways that include five lakes, forty rivers and a host of canals that span half the length of its home state. Stretching across over 900km the labyrinth of lakes, rivers, inlets and creeks form a truly magnificent eco system and …
Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of wonders

Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of…

Positioned just a short drive away from the beautiful Whitley Bay, the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium is ideally located in the North East coastal city of Tynemouth. It is a great place to discover how life goes on under the ocean. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a modern aquarium showcasing marine life in a new and exciting way. It has been designed and …
Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in Male

Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in M…

  No one would think that the decorative specs on the Indian Ocean would on close scrutiny turn out to be such resplendent islands full of tourist attractions. However, that is precisely what the Maldives is like. It has over twenty six tiny atolls or islands, which are governed separately but are a cohesive part of Maldives. Most of the festi…
Medical Tourism – Dental Care & Dentists in Bohput

Medical Tourism – Dental Care …

The Thai island of Koh Samui might have garnered a reputation for its idyllic beaches and pristine oceans, but it is also gaining popularity for another feature that is quite unique; medical tourism! Offering reasonably priced and international standard medical care, Koh Samui and such coastal areas as Bohput are also known for their high standards…
Family Travel to Philippines

Family Travel to Philippines…

The multicultural nation of Philippines presents an ideal destination for a family holiday. The suitable areas for families visiting the country include Boracay Island, Central Visayas and the National Capital Region Cebu. You may visit the most popular beach in Boracay, known as the White Beach which is famed for its spectacular sunsets and pristi…

Jurong Bird Park – Going to the Birds

The display of animals in captivity is something that Singapore does well and Jurong Bird Park with its beautifully landscaped setting and many free flying aviaries is an excellent example. This 50 acre park on Jurong hill started off as a place for city dwellers to relax in and expanded into an internationally acclaimed zoo with 5000 birds of 38 species among which 29 are endangered varieties. Sheraton Towers Singapore, a popular luxury hotel in Singapore located in the heart of the city is the place to stay to access city attractions easily.

Visitors to Jurong Bird Park never fail to be amazed by spectacular displays such as the 13 storey high 2 ha walk through aviary where a collection of 600 African birds fly free. The 30 meter high manmade waterfall and the rainforest setting of this aviary set the standard for the display of birds in captivity and have been copied by similar facilities around the world. Flamingo Lake and Flamingo Pool with flocks of African, Chilean and Caribbean flamingos, the nocturnal house stimulating a starlit jungle with a collection of owls and other night feeders, a large walk in aviary with 260 varieties of exotic South East Asian birds where a thunderstorm is staged daily at noon much to the delight of visitors, thirty two aviaries in one hectare displaying the world’s largest collection of parrots are among the attractions. Birds of prey, South American Toucans, rainforest birds, Asian Hornbills, penguins, pelicans, lorikeets, Mandarin ducks, wetland birds, shore birds, pigeons the size of chickens, a flock of scarlet ibis, spoonbills and birds of paradise are among the park’s representative birds from all climatic zones and every type of habitat. The birds are displayed among thousands of flowering plants, bamboo, palms, water plants and shrubs. The 167 species of heliconias here are dependent on the park’s humming birds for pollination.

Daily bird shows featuring clever raptors, macaws, hornbills, parrots and a hundred other feathered creatures, lunch with macaws, chatting with Amazon parrots and cockatoos that laugh, cry and paint, feeding time with live commentaries from the keepers, wildlife tours, falconry and other experiences enable visitors to enjoy the birds rather than passively viewing them.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.

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