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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51 thoughts on “A story about the three little Hornbills

    puzzle said:
    April 9, 2013 at 12:11 am

    I think, the rangers did a great job, to bring them up all three.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 9, 2013 at 12:24 am

      Definitely!
      And thanks for your reading too!
      Have a good day! 🙂

    Long Life Cats and Dogs said:
    April 9, 2013 at 12:20 am

    Awww, such little cuties. Great work done by all involved.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 9, 2013 at 12:25 am

      And you are well done too! 🙂

    mybeautfulthings said:
    April 9, 2013 at 12:21 am

    What a heart warming story. 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 9, 2013 at 12:26 am

      Indeed! When I got the news, I know I must share with you all! 🙂

    Don't We Look Alike? said:
    April 9, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Wonderful story!!

    ritalovestowrite said:
    April 9, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Wow. They don’t even look real. I hope they make .

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 9, 2013 at 12:52 am

      Too bad, is real! 😦

        ritalovestowrite said:
        April 9, 2013 at 1:32 am

        I hope you post a pic when then are fully grown. I think it is an inspirational story. (Didn’t mean to imply otherwise.) 🙂 I mean to say HOPE THEY MAKE IT.

        Sydney Fong responded:
        April 9, 2013 at 1:41 am

        Sure! I’ll keep you all posted!
        Have a nice day! 🙂

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    marysmemories said:
    April 9, 2013 at 2:03 am

    What an achievement to nurture those birds. Without the help of humans they would not have survived would they?
    The rangers must be so proud. Look forward to hearing how they continue to to grow up.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 9, 2013 at 6:49 pm

      Yes, I can’t wait to see them grow up too! 🙂

    angelasommers said:
    April 9, 2013 at 2:11 am

    Beautiful story! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

    Be Well And Happy said:
    April 9, 2013 at 4:40 am

    it makes me feel happy to know there are such wonderful people out there… and those birds are gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 9, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      That’s why is my job to share with you all! 🙂

    Be Well And Happy said:
    April 9, 2013 at 4:47 am

    Reblogged this on Be Well And Happy and commented:
    I love this story….

    pujakins said:
    April 9, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Lovely pictures and so touching. Thank you for this sharing. Warmly, Tasha

    Cathy Ulrich said:
    April 9, 2013 at 10:41 am

    They are so cute, Sydney. Thanks for sharing!

    Gretchen Del Rio said:
    April 9, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Can’t believe they were able to save all three. Something prehistoric.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 9, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      The three little black angels! 🙂

    carolynpageabc said:
    April 9, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Gorgeous, Sydney… They are so sweet..! 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 9, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      Indeed, very lovely!
      Carolyn, xo, xo!

    narhvalur said:
    April 9, 2013 at 5:36 pm
      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 9, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      Thank you! Have a great day! 🙂

    Don said:
    April 9, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    What a wonderful story. Just fills you with hope. They are absolutely magnificent. Thank you.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 9, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      And thanks for visiting, Don! 🙂

    guttermutt said:
    April 9, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    AMAZING!!!

    Rexlin Victor said:
    April 10, 2013 at 1:03 am

    That’s really great!!!!

    JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing said:
    April 10, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Reblogged this on lost creek publishing.

    adinparadise said:
    April 10, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Such cute little birds. 🙂

    Ren said:
    April 11, 2013 at 2:03 am

    Aww they are lovely !

    kelihasablog said:
    April 11, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Oh they’re so cute! 😀

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 11, 2013 at 11:41 am

      Yes, is really really cuuute! 🙂

    Terrific.

    natuurfreak said:
    April 27, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    nice photo’s of the great happy ending story.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 27, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      Now they are growing happily in Jurong Bird Park! 🙂

    Tina Schell said:
    April 30, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Oh my gosh Sydney, what a wonderful story and great photos. It’s amazing they can hold their heads up with all of that weight in their beaks!!! Thanks for sharing!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      May 1, 2013 at 12:39 am

      You are welcome, Tina! Fyi, they are now living happily in Singapore Jurong Bird Park. 🙂

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