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SPH Foundation sponsors High Flyers Show

102 birds from 19 different species, that's what Jurong Bird Park's newest flight show, sponsored by Singapore Press Holdings Foundation, has to offer.

Jurong Bird Park and the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) Foundation launched the brand new High Flyers Show at a ceremony held at the Jurong Bird Park's amphitheatre on November 30. Caregivers and children from CCD’s and HR’s adopted charities, Child@St 11 and Melrose Home, were also invited to the event. 

Officiated by Dr Lee Boon Yang, Chairman of SPH and SPH Foundation, the High Flyers Show got off to a rousing start with macaws and pigeons swooping low over the audiences. The educational High Flyers Show showcases the birds’ natural behaviours of flight, mimicry, and how they forage for food. 

Dr Lee said: "SPH Foundation has been a long-time partner of Wildlife Reserves Singapore in supporting wildlife conservation. We have adopted the Birds n Buddies Show at the Jurong Bird Park, and its predecessor, the All Star Bird Show, since 2003. We congratulate Jurong Bird Park on 30 years of great shows and wish them all the best for the new High Flyers Show."

In a remarkable display of natural behaviour, the palm nut segment in the High Flyers Show demonstrates how macaws adapt to their environment by ingesting clay, which helps to neutralise the toxins in the unripe palm nuts they may consume. The show ended on a high with 100 birds gathering on stage for a grand finale.

The High Flyers Show replaces the Birds n Buddies Show, and plays daily at the Bird Park at 11.00am and 3.00pm. There is no extra charge to watch the High Flyers Show but normal admission to the park applies. (Adult: $18, Child: $12) 

 

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