Hornbills spare 100 year old tree from the chain saw

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In 1995, a 100 year old Jelutong Tree sited at the edge of what was to be Sentosa’s newest theme park, Volcanoland, was spared after project owners found out that it was the nesting place of a pair of hornbills. The pair of hornbills that saved this Jelutong Tree stayed through the 14-month construction period. A vet was even called in when the male Hornbill fell ill from eating rubber pieces from the construction site.
Unfortunately, it was understood that both died a year later from food poisoning.
Reference: The Straits TImes 30 January 1995, The Straits TImes 22nd June 1996

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