Animal-lovers, rejoice! Your furry, finned and feathered friends are back at Jerudong Park Playground.

Throughout November, JP will be home to some adorable creatures such as Iggy the Iguana that enjoys snuggling up, fluffy bunnies and beautiful proud Golden Pheasants, and many others.

The family-fun exhibition dubbed “Animals in the Park” is divided into three sections namely; Aviary, Petting and Edutainment and Aquarium where visitors can catch a glimpse of the animal’s unique behavior and learn about their many different habitats.

Image: Fazizul Haqimie
Image: Fazizul Haqimie

The Aviary Section

Step into the immersive aviary section, where vividly colourful birds swoop and soar above your head and majestic Peafowl would walk beside you.

Interact with the feathered friends and admire their beautiful feathers of red, blue, yellow and lime green.

There are plenty of birds to see; from the lovebirds sitting on the perches to the small, sassy Green-cheeked Conure, who is shy at first but would sneak up on you for some biscuits.

Did you know that every year the peafowls shed their long, beautiful, ocellated tail feathers? At the aviary section, you can also learn more about the birds and their background

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Petting and Edutainment Section

Visitors who want to get up close and personal with the animals will definitely enjoy the “petting and edutainment” section where you have a chance to pet some of the reptiles and fluffy animals around.

For reptile enthusiasts, they can learn more about the cold-blooded animals at the section from the powerful bites of introverted blue-tongue skinks to one of the biggest species of tortoise in the world, the Sulcata Tortoises.

Not only that, you can pose for a perfect picture with the friendly pythons around and meet-and-treat Alexa, the African grey parrot with a joyous personality.

Image: Fazizul Haqimie
Image: Fazizul Haqimie

The Aquarium Section

Catch the live version of “Finding Nemo” and feast your eyes on the mesmerising colourful and shiny fishes swimming at the aquarium gallery.

Learn more about the different sea creatures from all parts of the world from the Marine Purple Tang to the Amazonian Ripsaw Eel.

Visitors can get their hands wet at the touch-tank exhibition where they can feel the spiny starfish and discover the texture of the enigmatic sea cucumbers.

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Moreover, all the animals at the park have their own QR code for visitors to scan and learn interesting facts about them.

In addition to spending time with the animals, there are plenty of games, quizzes and colouring activities to keep both children and adults entertained

Parents of three children, Saiyidah Hj Kamis and Arif Nordin who visited the animal exhibition on Sunday said that they had a good time petting and learning about the different types of animals.

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Adding that their second youngest, Ahraz has a love for birds and while visiting they treated the exhibition as a learning experience for him to name the different types of birds around.

“The exhibition is a good place for kids to connect and learn more about the animals face-to-face,” Saiyidah shared.

Entrance fees to Animals to Park

Visitors need to purchase JP’s $5 entrance fee, on top of the $6 “Animals in the Park” ticket. Whereas, children aged two and under do not require an entrance ticket to access the animal exhibition.

Image: Fazizul Haqimie
Image: Fazizul Haqimie

The opening hours are from 4pm to 10pm on Thursday – Friday and Saturday to Sunday is from 10am to 10.30pm.

Jerudong Park Playground has strictly enhanced its COVID-19 safety measure to provide a fun yet safe experience for visitors with hand sanitisers and handwashing stations nearby every entry and exit of each section.

For more information, the public can follow their Instagram and Facebook @jerudongpark for more updates.

Image: Fazizul Haqimie

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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