12 Jun 2012

Breeding & Research Centre @ Jurong Bird Park

Don’t know where to bring your children during this school holiday? I got very good news for you!

For the first time in 24 years, the Breeding & Research Centre (BRC) at Jurong Bird Park is open for walk-in public viewing. Previously, the BRC was only accessible via organised tours through the Education or Operations teams.

Launched in time for May - June school holiday, the BRC is where life begins for some of the Park's resident birds.

Breeding and Research Centre

The BRC have two incubation rooms, two nursery rooms, three weaning rooms, one each for parrots, aquatic birds and other species, and a kitchen are the eight areas through which guests can take a peek at the eggs and chicks as they mature through life’s stages.

FYI, each of the incubation rooms contains three incubators. At maximum capacity, each room can accommodate up to 180 eggs, each awaiting their turn to hatch.

The nursery rooms are where the chicks go immediately after hatching. Chicks are placed in temperature and humidity-controlled brooders, and this is where guests can see how these absurdly cute little helpless juveniles are fed.

When they are fully grown, chicks are transferred to the weaning room, where they are placed in cages to allow them to acclimatise to the area and each other. Here, they are taken care of until they are mature to join the rest of their family in the respective exhibits.

Other than that, you also will meet some of endangered bird like Blue-throated macaws, red-tailed black cockatoos and hyacinth macaws. All of them were hatched at Jurong Bird Park's Breeding & Research Centre (BRC).

Incubation Room

Weaning Room

Food Preparation Room


Weaning Room

The Eggs

Light-Vented Bulbul

Black-banded Crake

Milky Stork

Golden Eagle

King bird of Paradise

In conjunction of opening BRC at Jurong Bird Park and for the May / June holidays (2 - 24 June 2012), Jurong Bird Park organise an egg-citing array of activities during the weekends for your children to learn more about eggs and chicks, and for a rare educational glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes at the BRC!

Details of the activities:
1. Junior Eggs-pert Session

Junior Eggs-pert session will offer an intimate look at different stages for the first few months of a chick's life.

This session recommended for children between the ages of 6 - 12. Your children will get to see how chicks are hand fed, learn more about their diet and what is required to care for them.

At the end of this session, participants will be given a momento for them to remember this special experience.

Time: 11:45AM, 1.30PM and 2.15PM (30 minutes per session)

Fee: $10 per participant (excludes admission fee)

Limited to 20 children per session.

Pre-registration required. To register, please email events.jbp@wrs.com.sg or register at the Park during event day.

Red-fronted Macaw in action

Junior Eggs-pert session participant

2. Birdie Feed and Greet

At this session, you may see how Jurong Bird Park keepers hand feed the chicks and find out more through an interactive commentary.

Time: 12:40PM and 4:35PM (15 minutes per session)

Fee: Free

 Feeding the Blue-and-Gold Macaw

Blue-and-Gold Macaw

 Salmon-Crested Cockatoo

Rainbow Lorikeet

3. Birdie Encounter

At this session, you will meet some feathered stars like Emmett the Eurasian eagle owl and take some picture with them.

Time: 2:00PM (15 minutes per session)

Fee: Free

Eurasian Eagle Owl

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo


All the activites are hold in Breeding & Research Centre from 2 - 24 June 2012 (Saturday and Sunday only).

Many thanks for Jurong Bird Park management for the great hospitality and the opportunity to review such a wonderful event.

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