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.
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.