HIGH FLYING JURONG BIRD PARK TURNS 45 ON 3 JANUARY 2016

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To celebrate its birthday on 3 January, Jurong Bird Park offers Singapore residents 45% off admission, special edition of breathtaking High Flyers Show, retail and F&B specials;
First 45 guests walk away with an exclusive goodie bag

Jurong Bird Park, which turns 45 on 3 January 2016, invites guests to join in the celebrations with 45% off park admission for Singapore residents, a birthday edition of the High Flyers Show, as well as retail and F&B specials. The first 45 guests to visit the park on its birthday will receive an exclusive hamper. PHOTO CREDITS: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE.

 

SINGAPORE, 17 December 2015Jurong Bird Park, Singapore’s first wildlife attraction, turns 45 on 3 January 2016, and the park is inviting everyone to flock over to join in the festivities.

Singapore residents who visit the park on its birthday (3 January, Sunday) will enjoy 45% off admission at Asia’s largest bird paradise. In addition, the first 45 guests will walk away with a goodie bag containing exclusive merchandise worth S$80.

For one day only, guests will get to enjoy a birthday edition of the popular High Flyers Show at 11am and 3pm, which promises a spectacular showcase of living colours in the avian world. Some pioneer show birds will take a day off their comfortable retirement to re-live their days as feathered stars and make special appearances.

Opened on 3 Jan 1971, Jurong Bird Park aims to enhance guests’ understanding and appreciation of the colourful avian world through naturalistic exhibits, interactive feeding sessions and world-class bird shows. Situated on a 20.2-hectare hillside, the award-winning park is a haven for 5,000 birds representing 400 of the world’s bird species. As the oldest wildlife park in Singapore, it is an excellent model of success, spearheading avian conservation and education infused with recreation fun for both young and old, locals and tourists.

Over the years, the bird park has made significant strides towards establishing itself as theregion’s leading institution for the conservation of avian biodiversity. In the area of ex-situ conservation, it has a Breeding and Research Centre dedicated to the breeding and promulgation of birdlife, and has won several accolades for its breeding programmes. Committed towards conservation, Jurong Bird Park has successfully bred threatened species such as the Bali mynah, blue-throated macaw and other significant species such as the black palm cockatoo, hyacinth macaw and red-fronted macaw.

Guests heading to the park on 3 January will also enjoy retail and F&B deals, including 45% off their choice of kids’ meal at Bongo Burgers restaurant with any purchase of a regular set meal.

The festivities on 3 January will kick off a series of celebratory events for Jurong Bird Park’s 45th anniversary. More details will be announced at a later date.

More information is available at www.birdpark.com.sg

SINGAPORE ZOO BEGINS 10-DAY CELEBRATION FOR INUKA’S 25TH BIRTHDAY

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Zoo launches Our Arctic Future photo exhibition with Royal Danish Embassy to raise awareness on arctic habitat of polar bears; Inuka to enjoy birthday ice treats for 10 days until 26 December

SINGAPORE, 16 December 2015 – Inuka, the first polar bear born in the topics, turns 25 this year and Singapore Zoo has kicked-off a 10-day celebration along with a photo exhibition to raise awareness on the natural arctic habitat of polar bears.

Her Excellency Berit Basse, Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore, officiated the launch at an intimate event held in Singapore Zoo’s Frozen Tundra exhibit on 16 December 2015.

Mr Mike Barclay, Chief Executive Officer, Wildlife Reserves Singapore, said, “As Inuka, Singapore’s very own locally born and bred polar bear turns 25, he is officially in his golden years and we will adjust his care to ensure he continues to enjoy a great quality of life with us here in the Singapore Zoo. We are very happy to celebrate his birthday with this excellent Our Arctic Future photo exhibition.”

Our Arctic Future photo exhibition highlights the importance of sustainability and evolving relationships between people and the arctic. It was developed by the Natural History Museum of Denmark in collaboration with the Governments of Greenland and the Faroe Islands for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. As Singapore approaches the close of its golden jubilee year, the photo exhibition also commemorates 50 years of bilateral relations between Denmark and Singapore.

Inuka is fondly referred to as the “best Christmas present ever” by Singapore Zoo keepers because he was born in his mother’s den in the early hours of 26 December 1990. At 25 years of age, Inuka is a senior bear. His last health check in July this year showed age-related conditions like arthritis and dental issues which the Singapore Zoo veterinary team is closely monitoring. Inuka currently measures 2.5m from nose to tail, and weighs 581kg.

Mr Alan Chan, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Press Holdings and Director of SPH Foundation, said: “SPH and SPH Foundation have adopted Inuka since his birth 25 years ago. We are happy to see him grow both in size and popularity over the years. We wish Inuka a happy birthday and hope he can bring joy to many for years to come. Through our close partnership with Wildlife Reserves Singapore, we will continue to promote community awareness and responsibility in wildlife protection and conservation, which is one of SPH Foundation’s core objectives.”

During the 10-day celebration, guests at Singapore Zoo can catch Inuka enjoying birthday treats each afternoon at 1.20pm and learn more about the fascinating arctic landscape at the Our Arctic Future photo exhibition at Frozen Tundra.

The public can follow the festivities over the 10-day celebrations via Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

 

NIGHT SAFARI’S MYSTICA ENCHANTS WITH MAGICAL LIGHTS AND PERFORMANCES

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Visitors can enjoy illuminating dreamscapes now until 12 December

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IMAGE 1: Night Safari is transformed into the enchanting world of Mystica this December, with sparkling lights set to illuminate the nocturnal landscape. Twilight guardians dazzle with spellbinding performances thrice nightly. PHOTO CREDIT: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE

Singapore, 1 December 2015 – Guests drew gasps of awe as twilight guardians expertly twirled magical lights for the annual Night Safari Mystica spectacle. This year’s instalment of Mystica promises a glittering world of enchanting lights and dazzling colours. Twilight guardians harness light rays to give a spellbinding performance thrice daily, while crowd favourites the Thumbuakar warriors put up a glow-in-the-dark rendition of their ceremonial moves and fire-eating displays. The park’s animal residents also jump in on the action, with sparkly enrichment activities to excite their nights.

Details

Dates:     4, 5, 11, 12 Dec (Fri and Sat)
Venue:    Night Safari
80 Mandai Lake Road
Singapore 729826
Fee:        Festivities at the entrance are free but usual admission of $42 (adult) and $28 (child 3-12 years) applies for those entering the park
Note:      Purchase tickets online to check available timeslots and skip the queue, and enjoy up to 15% discount on admission

For more details, visit www.nightsafari.com.sg

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IMAGE 2: Enchanting lights await guests to Night Safari’s Mystica event this year, where they can watch spellbinding performances by twilight guardians as they harness magical light rays. Other highlights include the Thumbuakar warriors’ glow-in-the-dark rendition of ceremonial displays and fire-eating prowess. PHOTO CREDIT: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE

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IMAGE 3: Thumbuakar warriors rope in an enthusiastic visitor during their special glow-in-the-dark performance at Night Safari’s Mystica. Guests can also look forward to other spellbinding performances by Mystica’s twilight guardians, and special sparkly enrinchment sessions for the animals. PHOTO CREDIT: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE