06 January 2010

Singapore Hornbills - The Movie! Free screening 16 & 17 Jan (Sat & Sun)

Thought to be extinct in Singapore as it had not been seen for more than 150 years, the hornbill was rediscovered in 1994! Oriental pied hornbills are the highlight of a trip to Pulau Ubin! How did they end up on this island and in such large numbers? Find out in this upcoming movie!
Oriental pied-hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris)
"Singapore Hornbill Project - Return of the King" shares the endeavours of a team of dedicated researchers, passionate citizen scientists, bird lovers and like-minded sponsors who spent more than six years studying the ecology and breeding behaviour of the Oriental Pied Hornbill.

From a single individual, the population of the Oriental Pied Hornbill in Singapore has now increased to more than 50, mainly due to the research team's efforts in providing suitable artificial nest boxes and improving the habitats for the birds to breed.

This 40-minute documentary feature is a work of passion, which highlights the trials and tribulations of past years of research work to bring the King of the Forest back to Singapore.

The event is free but registration is required. To register, please email by 11 January 2010 to lim_wei_ling@nparks.gov.sg with your preferred date. Seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Dates: 16 & 17 Jan (Sat & Sun)
Time: 10am – 12pm
Venue: Function Hall, Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens


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