Don't be surprised if you think you're hearing squawks all over the Park, because Jurong Bird Park houses the largest collection of parrots in Asia! With 32 aviaries dedicated to these sociable birds, this one-hectare exhibit features an impressive showcase of some of the world’s most unique parrots. Each aviary is designed to simulate the natural habitats of the birds, along with natural vegetation and beautifully hand-painted murals.
You can tell a parrot by its short, hooked bills and incurved mandibles (lower beak), as well as their finely scaled feet. On each foot, they have 2 toes pointing forward and 2 pointing backward. This gives them a better ability to grasp items and they are known for their exceptional ability to perform acrobatic acts as they perch on branches or even hang upside down. Their ability to mimic human voices and sounds has also endeared them to many and that is why, they are popular pets.
Saving The Parrots
In the wild, parrots and their eggs are often hunted and many species have become extinct or are in danger of becoming so. As a result of this, the Park has made special provisions to breed these birds, and has successfully bred many different species in its collection. The Park's parrot residents include the Hyacinth Macaw, Military Macaw, Blue-eyed Cockatoo, Black Palm Cockatoo, Scarlet Macaw, Yellow-naped Amazon, Red-sided Eclectus Bird, Major Mitchell's Cockatoo and Blue and Gold Macaw.
Catch our chatty beauties putting up a great show daily at our Lunch with the Parrots programme.