Interested in getting away from the big city lights in order to enjoy the wonders of nature? If Singapore is on your list travels, you should consider the Jurong Bird Park, the home of the World of Darkness, Pelican Cove, Penguin Cove, Lory Loft, and the Southeast Asian Birds Aviary. As a home of different species of birds, the Jurong Bird Park is considered the world’s largest bird park in the number of birds. In fact, there are approx. 5,000 birds of 400 species.
The Lory Loft is based in a scenic rain forest theater. Visitors are given the opportunity to explore the upper regions of bird-life, as people participate in walk-in flight aviary with over 1,000 free-flying lorries. The Lory Loft covers 3,000 square meters (32,000 sq. ft.), which includes approx. 9-stories of free-flying environment. According to sources, this particular environment is supposed to resemble that of a rain forest valley in tropical Northern Australia.
As a tourist attraction, the Lory Loft continues to be a pleasant place to go to be one with nature. These birds are well-known for their flocking freedom, as they flap their wings and landing from branch as onlookers enjoy the views. There are also opportunities for visitors to purchase a little cup of nectar (honey–$3.00). Now, they can lure the lory or two over for a close-up. As a visitor of the world’s largest lory flight aviary, most will be intrigued by the bright colors of yellow, green, red, and blue flying through it’s simulated natural habitat.
This would be an exciting opportunity to endure the spectacular environment and attitudes of the lories hidden within the Lory Loft of Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park. Ideally, this type of environment is a bonus for those that need to get away from the hustle and bustles of mechanical distractions. Lories are kin to the lorikeets, which are small to medium-sized arboreal parrots (the Psittacidae family). Aside from the feathered prism (plumage)that surrounds its eagled demeanor, lories are known for their brush-tipped tongues that are useful for feeding the nectar from certain blossoms and soft fruits (berries).
However, if the travels to the bird’s eye view of the 360 degree panoramic view isn’t enough, the Jurong Bird Park does feature other exhibits that vary in species. A main walk-in aviary is the popular layout, as the environment attempts to reflect each species natural habitat. In addition, Jurong Bird Park features unique exhibits (e.g. large water-fall and a freshwater river) that include the collection of thousands of birds from hundreds of species. Also, entertaining shows and events fill the menu along with the park-owned and managed Bongo Burgers restaurant, a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream parlor, as well as a Jurong Bird Park gift shop and a bird hospital. Jurong Bird Park is open during daylight hours 8:30 am – 6 pm (daily), while students, tourists, and families are encouraged to visit.
Jurong Bird Park Species List: Ducks, Owls, Storks, Swans, Pelicans and Flamingos.