Mandai new bird and rainforest park
Mandai new bird and rainforest park
When the Mandai Rejuvenation Project conceived, it was important for Bird Paradise to represent our dedication to running interactive, open wildlife parks that put animal care at the forefront of all we do. The walk-through aviaries at Bird Paradise have carefully themed and choreographed to allow visitors to go even closer to some of the most beautiful bird species in the world. A cutting-edge avian hospital and a sizable breeding facility are among the best support facilities available. It convinced Bird Paradise to give our organisation, which is devoted to conserving wildlife, the ideal platform to advance our educational programmes, capacity-building projects, and significant efforts to protect endangered bird species throughout the region.
New rainforest to be added to Mandai wildlife attractionsNew wildlife park Bird Paradise
The new Bird Park will include ten zones and eight sizable walk-through aviaries will be located within Mandai Wildlife Reserve. It will open in the second quarter of 2023. The aviaries’ sceneries are influenced by native ecosystems that are home to more than 400 species of birds‘ global cultural influences. A demonstration of avian conservation efforts to help safeguard wildlife species and motivate people to take action
The 17-hectare Bird Paradise, the first of the planned wildlife parks at Mandai Wildlife Reserve to open to the public, is scheduled to do so in the second quarter of 2023.
The Mandai Wildlife Group will manage Singapore’s brand-new bird park, Bird Paradise, which will immerse guests in a vibrant environment and be home to 3,500 birds from over 400 avian species. Bird Paradise, built to inspire exploration at every will welcome guests into immersive and realistic mixed-species habitats.
They can explore eight sizable walk-through aviaries representing various global biomes, including dense African rainforests, South American wetlands, Southeast Asian paddy fields, Australian dry eucalypt forests, and more. It is positioned as a distinctive location for nature and animal activities by combining all of Singapore’s wildlife parks and other nature-based experiences into the Mandai Wildlife Reserve. It will give Bird Paradise, which has an avian hospital, and the Mandai Wildlife Group’s other operating parks more opportunity to become premier institutions for animal conservation, instruction, and research.
A journey through realistic environments
The new bird park intended to highlight ecosystems influenced by various ecologies and habitats, bird behaviour in its natural setting, and the distinctive avian adaptations present in all species. The expansive aviaries, which replicate the realistic ambiance of many regions with regionally relevant features, vegetation, and bird species, will transport visitors to various locations around the world as they stroll and explore them. Birds’ melodies and natural behaviours, such as flying, feeding, nesting, and foraging through underbrush, will bring the environments to life.
In Winged Sanctuary, a section created for birds of high conservation significance, including critically endangered species like the Philippine Eagle, Vietnam Pheasant, and Negros Bleeding-heart, some of the park’s most threatened species will house. The 24 per cent of the species in Bird Paradise will be vulnerable species, the large proportion of the species list needing human care in a single zoological park, building on Jurong Bird Park’s ex-situ and in-situ conservation efforts for globally threatened avian species.
Bird Paradise in Australia’s Outback Wildlife Group of Mandai At the Australian Outback habitat through a setting modelled to that of Oceania. The new bird park will house more than 20 species of hornbills, making it the large living genetic reserve in the world. These new species, like the Sulawesi and Knobbed Hornbills, provide more opportunities for research and conservation efforts. With more than half of the species listed as threatened in the wild, songbirds from Southeast Asia will also be an area of focus for conservation at Bird Paradise. Over 75 ex-situ managed breeding programmes will be represented, in addition to several species directly related to field conservation projects in the area.
New rainforest to be added to Mandai wildlife attractions
The Mandai Wildlife Group is in charge of looking after the Mandai Wildlife Reserve wildlife natural area in Singapore is home to renowned wildlife parks that introduce tourists to the fascinating world of wildlife. The Mandai Wildlife Reserve to Singapore’s Central Catchment Nature Reserve is the focus of an ambitious revitalisation project led by The Group. It will combine five wildlife parks with unique nature-based activities, green public spaces, and an eco-friendly resort. It comprises two brand-new animal parks that honour the natural splendours of Africa and Asia, a bird park and a rainforest park. As the park’s architect, CPG is thrilled to offer guests a natural setting influence by a tropical rainforest.
The Southeast Asian and equatorial African tropical rainforests will be the main emphasis of the new rainforest park experience. Visitors may anticipate an engaging experience with nature thanks to varied habitats for flora and fauna to meticulous landscape design. Through immersive play activities and adventure, the two-park experience brings visitors closer to animals native to the rainforests. Work on this project increased my understanding of rainforests, their diversity, and the animal species that live there. According to the Vice President of the Architecture Group at CPG Consultants, it was an opportunity to work on a project that will allow the public to experience harmony with nature and confident that it will be successful. The experience and new knowledge enabled our multidisciplinary team to design and plan the rainforest park in a way that is sensitive to nature and the nearby Central Catchment Nature Reserve, as well as recreating environments that are as authentic as possible. The new Bird Park will have nine aviaries with free-flying birds set against various backgrounds, including marshes, bamboo forests, and rainforests, and one of the largest collection of birds in the entire world. Additionally, it will contain a breeding and research centre to guarantee the continuation of globally threatened species like the Bali Mynah and Black-winged Starling.
Popular elements of the previous Jurong Bird Park will carry over to the new park, including a waterfall and a specially created theatre for bird shows. In the meanwhile, visitors can get varied perspectives from treetop canopies and forest floor walkways in the Rainforest Park, which will highlight the flora and animals of Southeast Asia’s rainforests. Additionally, open spaces in central Mandai will include playgrounds, gardens, boardwalks, and waterways will be accessible to Singaporeans without charge. While eco-friendly lodging options for families and nature lovers include family tents and rooms in the works, an indoor education centre with a nature parks theme. It will locate in the heart of the Mandai nature precinct will aim to raise awareness of the region’s biodiversity and natural heritage.
Singapore Rainforest Park
You might have become confused by the news of the rebranding of various parks. Here is a breakdown of all the parks and their features since the new megapark at Mandai Wildlife Reserve is soon to be a five-in-one safari that anyone can enjoy. The 5-in-1 precinct gives all visitors an exhilarating multi-park experience combined with the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, and River Safari. You’re sure to have a blast taking advantage of everything the space has offered! Additionally, we anticipate opening the new Bird Park & Rainforest Park in 2020!
Everyone is probably most familiar with the zoo because they have spent time there growing up, and you can enter for free on your birthday. The Singapore Zoo is home to more than 2,400 specimens from more than 300 species and a wide range of entertaining exhibits and displays. At the zoo, there is never a dull moment is clear. Additionally, the KidzWorld children’s play area at the zoo will renovate to provide the small ones more space to run around and play.
Something is thrilling about wandering among nocturnal animals at night and then leaving for supper after a night’s worth of walking is why the Night Safari continues to one of my favourite parks visit. The Night Safari will also have a brand-new stadium which may indicate the arrival of a brand-new spectacle.
Here is the brand-new attraction you clicked on: Rainforest Wild, a multi-generational living park with tropical rainforest as its inspiration. Park experiences in a setting rainforest to be expected, with habitat, adventure, and creatures being “weaved together into one compact experience. The park will also expand to include a wildlife care centre for injured animals, where volunteers and staff members will able treat wild creatures rescued by members public.
Public boardwalk & nature trails
The exciting part is that boardwalks and nature trails that are open to the public and free to explore will also be available, along with an eco-bridge that will allow wildlife to freely transit between parks. There are also boardwalks around the Mandai Reservoir, playgrounds, heritage paths, and nature trails planned for those who want to enjoy a leisurely hike while getting a view of nature.
Animal Care & Rehabilitation Facility at the Rainforest Park
The Rainforest Park was inspire the tropical rainforest, is a sight to behold. Through engaging exhibitions can expect to learn more about Singapore’s conservation efforts for flora and animals as a guest! A wildlife care facility for injured animals will also add to the original building. Essential medical care will given to wild creatures that the public has found and will be nursed and rehabilitated by staff and volunteers.
Bigger and better: Jurong Bird Park is moving!
Many people were disappointed to see the original Jurong Bird Park close, but don’t worry—the birds will soon be in a better location! The new bird park in Singapore will have enough room for interactive exhibits with room for the birds to fly.
At the new Bird Park, anticipate the following:
- walk-through aviaries with international themes
- Sanctuary for endangered bird species
- tropical birds that can soar freely
- Waterside path with flamingos in the Caribbean flamingos roaming free
Public Boardwalk & Nature Trails
A bit of good news is here! A public boardwalk and nature trail are free to use, even though majority attractions need tickets. The Night Safari, Zoo, and River Safari are all visible from the boardwalk.
Bridge Eco Connector
The eco-bridge will also allow wildlife to roam between parks with more freedom!
How to Reach Mandai Nature Reserve
It can be a little more difficult if you don’t have a car or if you want to travel there via public transport. When the Thomson East Coast line opens later this year, accessibility will likely improve. Visitors may then think about boarding shuttle buses at Springleaf MRT station!
Mandai Wildlife Reserve
Singapore’s zoos run by Mandai Wildlife Group, a self-funded organisation was once known as Wildlife Reserves Singapore. The organisation presently oversees the management of Singapore’s River Wonders, Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, and Singapore Zoo. Before revamping, the Wildlife Reserves Singapore logo.
Wildlife Reserves Singapore became Mandai Wildlife Group on October 13, 2021, as part of a business rebranding. The Jurong Bird Park renamed Bird Paradise, while the River Safari renamed River Wonders.
Highlights of Mandai Wildlife Reserves, Singapore Zoo, and River Wonders
With this combo option, you’ll get a close-up look at the Singapore animals and take in the stunning scenery of the city’s many attractions. Witness breathtaking beauty of rivers around the world served the inspiration River Wonders, the only river-themed wildlife park in Asia. The first nocturnal wildlife park in the world, which is home to over 2500 nocturnal animals, offers fascinating tours. The Jurong Bird Park, Asia’s largest bird sanctuary, features approximately 5000 beautiful and colourful birds. Discover more than 300 different animal species at the stunning Singapore Zoo.
An overview of the Mandai Wildlife Reserves 2-in-1 Singapore Zoo & River Wonders
Use this wonderful 2-in-1 Mandai Animals Reserves excursion to gain a close-up view of Singapore’s rich wildlife. You will find a wide variety of animals and birds waiting for you. Stroll through the lush environs of Singapore’s River Wonders to explore the area stunning surroundings. So, get out there and make unforgettable memories with your loved ones.
Regarding the Activity
Arrive at the meeting location and be ready to admire Singapore’s unique flora and stunning natural surroundings. To start the tour, purchase a ticket to the Singapore Zoo. After that, spend some time examining the fauna and admiring the various species. After that, continue to River Wonders, Asia’s first wildlife park with a river theme, to witness the magnificent magnificence of numerous rivers. Then proceed to the Night Safari to see more than 2,500 different nocturnal animal species from 7 distinct geographic areas. The largest bird park in Asia, Jurong Bird Park, has a 20.2 acre aviary where you can learn about various bird species. Therefore, take this journey to spend time with your loved ones and get close to Singapore’s wildlife.
It’s no small task to meet the dietary needs of almost 19,000 animals from over 900 species. Different species and frequently different members of the same species have different nutritional needs. Our committed Wildlife Nutrition Team collaborates closely with the Animal Care Team to create food for our animals nearly as found in the wild. Supplements are administered as necessary to suit the unique dietary requirements of different animals. Ensure the right amount of nutrients consumed are regularly evaluated and adjusted.
The best treatment possible
Exhibits carefully planned to offer opportunities for challenge and choice, as well as to promote natural behaviour. A well-designed exhibit area is essential for improving the inhabitants’ health and fitness. Encourage inter-species interaction and keep the animals socially stimulated house various species. The care team has scheduled enrichment activities for the majority of our animals. It done to make sure students constantly expose a range of challenges and activities, thus “keeping them on their toes” and motivated!
Free ranging orangutan
Enhance animal welfare while under human care requires a dynamic process called enrichment. Based on the biology o species and even the personalities of the individual animals chosen. Our animal care team puts a great deal of time and attention into creating enrichment activities encourage the animals to act while working their minds and bodies. Although there are many various types of enrichment, food-related activities are the most popular.
Education In Stress-Free Healthcare
Our Animal Care Team puts a lot of work into training the animals they look after to take voluntarily in routine care and medical procedures. The need for anaesthesia and physical restraint is stressful for the animals and the people caring for them. Using positive reinforcement training, animals compelled to participate in routine care and non-invasive medical treatments. Over the years, more animals have successfully trained to part freely in these activities has been made possible by the link between the animals and the caring members of their care team.
The Veterinary Team provides more than just clinical case diagnosis and treatment to provide the best care for our animals. Pathology, health surveillance, and preventive medicine are essential to providing top-notch medical care. We have established programmes for structured health monitoring. As part of preventive medicine and health surveillance, parasite tests and vaccinations performed on mammals and birds. Additionally, we are one of the few zoological institutions with a group of veterinary pathologists on staff. Lessons learned from the dead can help us improve the care we give to the living by allowing us to study and diagnose diseases in deceased animals. The Veterinary Team may contact our network of experts for support to address complicated medical cases.
Animal Care for Seniors
To better oversee the health of the increasing number of senior animals in our parks, we developed animal care plan in 2017. By delaying the development of these age-related disorders, our animal care plan aims to increase the animals’ “healthspan” and ensure that ageing animals continue to live happy healthy lives. Included are all animals that complete 75% of their lifespan while being cared for by humans. Patients enrolled in the senior animal care plan receive a specific diet, routine veterinary checkups, and personalised activity plans.
Global conservation of species
Our local zoo is a part of a global network of zoos that contribute significantly to maintaining thriving populations of animal species, many of which gravely endangered in the wild. We work together with other zoos on internationally managed species programmes as one of the ways we help prevent the extinction species. To maintain genetically sound animal populations under human care, animal transfers between zoos for breeding based on genetic compatibility. To further support wildlife conservation, we are committed to growing our participation in the over 100 internationally managed species programs.
Each programme for managed species overseen by a species coordinator who acts as a “matchmaker.” A species coordinator offers suggestions for the movement of specific animals between zoos for breeding and collection planning based on welfare concerns and genetic compatibility. To accomplish the specialised task of species coordination, we have been methodically enhancing the skills of our animal care employees. To help prevent the extinction of the corresponding threatened species, we now have 11 staff members working as species coordinators with zoos.
400 types of birds at Singapore’s brand-new bird park
The second quarter of 2023 will see the opening of a brand-new bird park, according to Mandai Wildlife Group. More than 3,000 birds from more than 400 avian species will live in Bird Paradise, a new 17-hectare park. Eight sizable walk-through aviaries represent several global biomes, including the Australian dry eucalypt forest, Southeast Asian paddy fields, African rainforests, and South African wetlands, allowing visitors to learn more about birds.
The new bird park also planned to highlight ecosystems that draw on various ecologies and habitats, as well as bird behaviour in its natural state and distinctive avian adaptations found in different species. Additionally, you no longer need to travel outside if you want to attend the Singapore Zoo or River Safari later. The location—the Mandai Wildlife Reserve—will house Bird Paradise. With eight sizable walk-through aviaries representing various global biomes, includes dense African rainforests, South American wetlands, Southeast Asian paddy fields, Australian dry eucalypt forests, and more, Bird Paradisecreated to inspire discovery at every turn. You will welcomed into immersive and naturalistic mixed-species habitats. A brand-new bird park with 3,500 birds from more than 400 avian species will debut in Singapore in 2023.
Discover Using Immersive Habitats
The new bird park intended to highlight environments influenced by various ecologies and habitats, bird behaviour in its natural setting, and the distinctive avian adaptations present in all species.
As they wander and explore the sizable aviaries that depict the naturalistic atmosphere of various regions with geographically appropriate features, vegetation, and bird species, you will transported to locations around the globe. Birds’ songs and natural behaviours, such as flying, feeding, nesting, and foraging through underbrush, will bring the habitats to life. The Heart of Africa, which displays the mountainous valleys of continental Africa, is a major attraction. You will be taken on an elevated canopy tour and then escorted into a thick, misty forest with meandering forest streams, where you may watch birds acting naturally.
Wings of Asia recreates serene bamboo forests and sloping rice terraces Southeast Asia. With the bamboo labyrinth serving as a significant food source for the animals residing in the habitat, the landscaping has benefits beyond visual appeal. Birds like the rare Milky Stork and the critically endangered Baer’s Pochard, the terraces also offer a distinctive ecology. Penguin includes the Northern Rockhopper Penguin, King Penguin, Gentoo Penguin, and Humboldt, will soon call the state-of-the-art indoor habitat at Penguin Cove home.
The new Bird Paradise will continue to preserve the history and legacy of the current bird park while paying homage to Singapore’s first wildlife park by keeping iconic features like the heliconia collection. It will do this by being guided by the knowledge and experience gained from managing the 51-year-old Jurong Bird Park.
In Winged Sanctuary, a section created for birds of high conservation significance, including critically endangered species like the Philippine Eagle, Vietnam Pheasant, and Negros Bleeding-heart, some of the park’s most threatened species will house. The 24 percent of species in Bird Paradise will vulnerable species large proportion of species listed need human care in a single zoological park, building on Jurong Bird Park’s ex-situ and in-situ conservation efforts for globally threatened avian species.
By October 2022, there will be about 1,400 trees planted at the West Arrival Node. Visitors’ first point of entry into the new Bird Paradise and Rainforest Wild is the West Arrival Node.
The new bird park will house more than 20 species of hornbills, making it the large living genetic reserve in the world. These new species, like the Sulawesi and Knobbed Hornbills, provide further opportunities for research and conservation efforts. With more than half of the species identified as vulnerable in the wild, songbirds from Southeast Asia will also be an area of focus for conservation at Bird Paradise. Over 75 ex-situ managed breeding programmes will represent additional species are closely related to field conservation operations in the area. It is in line with the park’s objective being a globally recognised hub bird conservation and study.
The Mandai Wildlife Group announced in 2016 that Jurong Bird Park would move to a much larger park at Mandai Lake Road by 2020. It combines the three current animal parks and a new Rainforest Park to form a combines natural and wild animals precinct known as the Mandai Wildlife Reserve. It declared in 2021 that the park’s replacement in Mandai would be called Bird Paradise.  The announcement that Jurong Bird Park would close on January 3, 2023 to complete its relocation to Bird Paradise at Mandai made in 2022.
The Mandai Wildlife Group is committed to preserving nature, safeguarding wildlife, and protecting the environment. All contacts with the Group incorporate conservation education to motivate action for a better environment. The Mandai Wildlife Group is in charge of maintaining Mandai Wildlife Reserves wildlife and natural area in Singapore. It is home to renowned wildlife parks that introduce tourists to the world of wildlife. The Mandai Wildlife Reserve Singapore Central Catchment Nature Reserve is the focus of an ambitious project led by The Group. It will combine five wildlife parks with unique nature-based activities, green public spaces, and an eco-friendly resort.
River Safari renamed
The name “Wildlife Reserves Singapore” has been changed to “The Mandai Wildlife Group” as part of a new corporate identity that will include both the operations of the zoological park and the ongoing work at the Mandai precinct. The newly combined location will house all of Singapore’s wildlife parks and give them a fresh look. To more accurately describe the experience it offers, the River Safari has renamed “River Wonders,” while the names of the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari have not changed. It will later welcome “Bird Paradise,” which will take the place of the former Jurong Bird Park. It will also introduce “Rainforest Wild,” which will provide explorations within a habitat of a rainforest.
It also revealed a new “Masterbrand Mandai,” which reflects the zeal and dedication for a thriving, biodiverse world, along with its new corporate logo. The creatures cared for by nature the environment themselves served as inspiration for the new brand universe, which continues to arouse guests’ sense of awe. The company’s new slogan, “Come to life,” is a call to action to conserve the environment by making wiser decisions every day an invitation to get in touch with nature and experience the wonders of animals at Mandai Wildlife Reserve.
According to group CEO Mike Barclay, the organisation dedicated to the vision of thriving human and animal communities coexisting in healthy ecosystems. As a result, in pursuing this vision, we put more of an emphasis on community support, sustainable living, and the promotion of nature-based climate change mitigation strategies than just protecting wildlife and their habitats. Our rebranding comes at a crucial moment when mitigation climate change and reversal of the planet’s devastating biodiversity decline are urgently required.
With the introduction of new platforms like the website, social media channels, eTickets, and park signage, along with a change in the corporate attire, the roll-out the new brand identity and logos additional visual assets has started.
Mandai area set for major redevelopment
With the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, and River Safari already present, the Mandai area has the potential to develop into a precinct of nature-themed attractions for education and recreation, according to him. Any development of the location “will also need to be sustainable and sensitive to its natural environment,” he continued. Before any plans finalised, an environmental impact assessment will conducted. Wildlife Reserves Singapore oversees the three already-existing attractions Jurong Bird Park.
The first indications of plans to develop the Mandai area appeared sometime in 2007, which led the Nature Society (Singapore) to publish a report in November of that year outlining their concerns. The STB was looking into a project for eco-tourism south of the Mandai Road area and on both sides of Mandai Lake Road. Involved were two plots of land: a 15 ha piece between Mandai Road, Mandai Lake Road, and the Western Catchment Reserve’s border; and an 18 ha patch between Mandai Track 15 and the Western Catchment Reserve up to the military firing range. The project would damage the region as a forest ecosystem or habitat, creating a parkland environment, leading to the loss of a range of ecological niches, according to the society’s list of concerns, which also included the area’s fragmented and deteriorated state.
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