Hornbills usually pair for life but for both Stumpy and her current partner, it is love at second sight. Stumpy was one of a pair previously released to the wild. The pair were often seen flying together but one day the male disappeared.
Extinct in Singapore by 1855, the species made a surprising comeback in 1994, first on Pulau Ubin and then on mainland Singapore. The bird is re-establishing healthy colonies here, thanks to our collaborative efforts with NParks, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Avian Conservation Project.