Day: April 9, 2013

A story about the three little Hornbills

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By courtesy of Asisone.com
By courtesy of Asisone.com

These three lovely little Oriental Pied Hornbill were found in Pulau Ubin, an island in the north-east of Singapore.

They were discovered on 7 Jan 2013 by park rangers from the National Parks Board (NParks) on 7 Jan 2013.  The three eggs were abandoned by the mother.  The rangers decided to send it to the national bird park (Jurong Bird Park) for proper care and nurturing.

oriental pied hornbills (ST Photo)
By courtesy of ST Photo

For lesser than a month, the first infant hornbill was successfully hatched on 25 Jan, weighing 22.6g.

The second chick hatched 3 days later, on 28 Jan, weighing 21.8g and the last little one was hatched on 1 Feb, weighing 20g.

Greatly appreciate all parties involved for bringing this delighting piece of news and a life of new to us!

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