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Hornbill breeding in the Jurong Bird Park

on 14th April 2009

The Jurong Bird Park in Singapore has a collection of 82 individual hornbills comprising 19 species. Of these, 14 species are Asian and 5 species African.

The park has so far successfully bred 10 species since 1990. For breeding, artificial nesting boxes were used.

As part of the Singapore Hornbill Project, the park will be intensifying its research on its breeding programme, collecting valuable data in the process. We hope to have access to these information in the near future.

Images: top left (nest box in Great Hornbill’s cage) and right (Wreath Hornbill) by YC.

Reference:
Minerva Bongco-Nuqui, Gan Keng Tiong, Sha Chii Mun & Biswajit Guha (2009). A review of captive hornbills at the Jurong Bird Park – Collection, management and conservation. Paper presented at the 5th Intn. Hornbill Conference, Singapore, March 2009.

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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