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Deaf 'bird whisperer' forms rare bond with feathered friends

Post by Dragon on Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:18 pm

Deaf since childhood, Razali Bin Mohamad Habidin has developed a closer bond with the creatures under his care than any other keeper at Singapore's Jurong Bird Park, where other staff refer to him simply as the "bird whisperer".

Razali, who lost 80 percent of his hearing after falling ill as a baby, started working at the park over two decades ago, and has risen to the position of deputy head avian keeper.

He communicates with the birds through grunts, gestures and body languages and told AFP that he recognises the birds by their "behaviours and personalities".

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Post by Dragon on Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:21 pm



Razali leads about a dozen staff and giving them instructions usually involves him making various complex hand gestures, and then reading the lips of his colleagues when they respond

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Deaf since childhood, Razali Bin Mohamad Habidin has developed a closer bond with the creatures under his care than any other keeper at Singapore's Jurong Bird Park, where other staff refer to him simply as the "bird whisperer".

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Post by Cloud on Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:58 am

That's amazing, good on him. You can tell how relaxed those birds are in his company. And you can tell he loves what he does.
Really nice to see
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