Jurong Bird Park, the world’s largest bird paradise, will launch a brand new hawk show featuring up to 25 birds of prey on 12 March. Aptly named ‘Kings of the Skies,’ the revamped show will feature a larger cast of birds, including Cinereous vultures, griffin vultures, white bellied sea eagles, lugger falcons and Eurasian eagle owls.

Once a sport only practised by nobles, guests will have a chance to learn more about falconry through this show which conveys the spirit and art of falconry practised by various countries in the past. The highly interactive and engaging show will feature other animals such as a horse and dog alongside the birds for the first time. Key highlights of the show include the Mongolian Falconer on horseback with Batelur eagle, 2 Medieval Falconers demonstrating a hunting collaboration between a dog and a Harris hawk, and the show’s finale, where 6 species of vultures like Cinereous vultures, Repel’s Griffin vultures, white-backed vultures, turkey vultures, a white-headed vulture and a Himalayan Griffin vulture take to the stage.

Details
Date: Daily – Beginning 12 March 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 10am & 4pm
Venue: Fuji Hawk Walk
Admission fee: Adult – S$18.00, Child (3 – 12 years old) – $12.00

A bald eagle showcasing its flight ability as part of the segment on medieval falconry in the Show

A Cinerous vulture skulks in as part of the Show’s finale with six other species of vultures

A medieval falconer with a Harris hawk, which will demonstrate hunting by flying to a lure

A Mongolian falconer rides out on horseback with a Batelur eagle