Preventive measures undertaken for Bird Flu
Wildlife Reserves Singapore, which operates Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari and Singapore Zoo, works closely with the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) on the precautionary measures against bird flu. Our animals, visitors and employees’ safety are of paramount importance to us and we will do all that is necessary to ensure their well-being.
Stringent bio-security measures which have been implemented at the parks and these include:
To date, there have been no known cases of bird flu in any of the parks, or in the country for that matter.
Nonetheless, we have various levels of preparedness and are prepared to work together with the AVA. We will continue to monitor the situation in our parks and the region and if need be, activate our emergency plan accordingly together with the AVA.
Precautionary measures undertaken for Dengue
All WRS parks have a stringent routine for pest and mosquito control. Daily checks are undertaken by Origin Pest Control, who also conduct foggings twice a week, and additional Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) every ten days.
Although the Mandai geographical location has not been identified as one of the risk areas, as a further precautionary measure, Singapore Zoo and Night Safari have tasked Origin Pest Control to further intensify their mosquito breeding prevention efforts.
Precautionary measures undertaken for Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease
At all WRS parks, we have always adopted stringent standards of safety and hygiene in the management of our parks.
In view of the fact that Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) has surfaced locally in recent times, we have implemented extra precautionary measures against HFMD to ensure even higher standards of hygiene. These additional precautionary measures were adopted following consultation with the Ministry of Health: