Jurong Bird Park celebrates 50th anniversary with S$2.50 admission fee in January 2021

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Mohd Saad bin Yahya, Assistant Manager of Animal Presentations and long time staff of Jurong Bird Park, with Sunny the hornbill at Pools Amphitheatre. 50 years on, Jurong Bird Park continues to connect people with nature and stays at the forefront of avian conservation and education. (PHOTO: Wild Reserves Singapore)
Mohd Saad bin Yahya, Assistant Manager of Animal Presentations and long time staff of Jurong Bird Park, with Sunny the hornbill at Pools Amphitheatre. 50 years on, Jurong Bird Park continues to connect people with nature and stays at the forefront of avian conservation and education. (PHOTO: Wild Reserves Singapore)

SINGAPORE – To mark its 50th anniversary on 3rd January 2021, Jurong Bird Park is celebrating its golden jubilee with S$2.50 admission fee and new special shows.

Throughout the whole month of January 2021, Jurong Bird Park will adopt its original 1971 admission price for all local residents.

The special new shows include appearances from some of the park’s pioneer birds including Big John the sulphur-crested cockatoo, aged 50 years old, at the High Flyers Show.

Wildlife Reserves Singapore said on Monday (28 December) that pre-booking is mandatory to facilitate proactive crowd management and safe distancing amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Additional nominal charges apply via contactless payments onsite for gated aviaries and shows.

Jurong Bird Park’s oldest cockatoo, Big John, is older than the park itself as he was already an adult when the park first opened in 1971. The pioneer bird will make special appearances at the JBP50 edition of the High Flyers Show. (PHOTO: Wild Reserves Singapore)
Jurong Bird Park’s oldest cockatoo, Big John, is older than the park itself as he was already an adult when the park first opened in 1971. The pioneer bird will make special appearances at the JBP50 edition of the High Flyers Show. (PHOTO: Wild Reserves Singapore)

To celebrate the many picture-perfect moments shared in the park, an egg-shaped portal “Memories of Jurong Bird Park” will be launched to the public. Photos taken in Jurong Bird Park can be uploaded on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #JBP50 to form a community of memories which will be featured in the portal.

Visitors can also witness the evolution and progress of Jurong Bird Park from her early days of operations, appreciate the sights and sounds of the park in the present day, and catch a glimpse of what the future holds in Mandai at the lenticular Past-Present-Future photo points that change depending on the angle they are viewed.

Visitors can learn about the park’s storied history and snap a photo of the treasured historic moments such as the park’s early days of operations and Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh’s visit to the Waterfall Aviary in 1972.

A flock of Caribbean flamingos at Jurong Bird Park’s Flamingo Pool. Guests will have the opportunity to symbolically foster the species through its Foster a Flamingo programme with a contribution of $50, contributing to Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s animal care and conservation efforts. (PHOTO: Wild Reserves Singapore)
A flock of Caribbean flamingos at Jurong Bird Park’s Flamingo Pool. Guests will have the opportunity to symbolically foster the species through its Foster a Flamingo programme with a contribution of $50, contributing to Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s animal care and conservation efforts. (PHOTO: Wild Reserves Singapore)

Not only that, visitors can foster flamingos with a contribution of S$50 through the Foster a Flamingo programme. Each contribution comes with an e-certificate and voucher for a flamingo key ring.

All contributions will go towards the care of the animals, research, and education programmes across Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s parks and support conservation projects to protect threatened species in Singapore and the region.

Admission tickets are only available online at www.birdpark.com.sg/jbp50.