The Jurong Bird Park is home to the dubiously hyperbolic “world’s largest man-made waterfall in a walk-in aviary.” This title raises so many questions – are there a lot of these in the world? Are there larger waterfalls in non-walk-in aviaries? And so forth. It reminds me of when my mom would say, “you’re my favorite youngest child” to which I would invariably reply, “I’m your only youngest child. That’s cheating.” If you make the superlative specific enough, everybody can have one, and it becomes meaningless. But I digress. In spite of the silliness of the hyperbole, the aviary is really quite cool. You get to walk through the huge space among free-flying (and walking) birds, most of whom are from Africa. And that’s before you even get to the famous waterfall.
Unfortunately I don’t have identification for most of these birds – without enclosures you miss signage. But I was able to get pretty close to most of them without interrupting their daily business, which made up for the lack of labeling.
After my visit to the aviary, I walked over to the park entrance and the penguin cove. It was feeding time for the little guys, so they were pretty active. Enjoy the pictures.
Title quote: Title quote: Superlatives for the Waterfall Aviary (actual name) at Jurong Bird Park