Do you watch Harry Potter movies? When I stepped into the World of Darkness, I thought I saw those captivating species that carry messages and packages to Hogwarts, like Hedwig, Harry’s pet Snowy Owl and Errol, the Weasley’s very clumsy Great Gray Owl.
In terms of length, the Great Gray Owl is the largest owl in the world; however, its body is lighter than most other large owls.
The World of Darkness exhibit uses a reversed lighting technique which simulates “moonlit night” that induces these nocturnal characters to come alive in the day time.
Clothes make the man, feathers makes the bird. Feathers that display a fascinating array of colours.
Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? The world’s largest known egg is bigger than a rugby ball and could make 100 omelettes! It was laid by the now extinct flightless Great Elephant Bird of Madagascar. Ostrich lays the largest egg of any living bird.
Singapore is tropical, but we have a Singaporean polar bear, not forgetting the endearing penguins kept in Penguin Expedition.
Here you get a close up view of the King Penguins standing tall and proud on the rocks…
and gliding smoothly through the water behind the 30m long window in the viewing gallery.
Jurong Bird Park has the world’s largest man-made waterfall and also the world’s largest Lory Flight Aviary, another walk-in flight aviary in the park.
There are many colourful lories around where you can see them right in front of your eyes.
Some random pics of exotic birds seen in the park. Here is a brilliantly coloured bird known as the Scarlet Ibis.
The Blue-winged Kookaburra. I find it intriguing as it’s known as a model of patience. It sits patiently for hours watching motionlessly for any movement of its prey. Wow, seems like it has all the time in the whole world for that!