On Valentine’s Day, many people will be hoping to spend time with a soulmate.
And Richelle Tamayo Avila is someone who can make love happen for lonely souls – just that we’re not talking about humans here, but birds.
Avila, who is from the Philippines and in her thirties, works for the Breeding and Research Centre (BRC) at the Jurong Bird Park as a bird matchmaker.
Finding the right match
In an interview with Yahoo Singapore, Avila said her job scope includes pairing compatible birds up and breeding them.
There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to selecting birds for breeding, such as the birds’ age, blood lines and body condition, Avila said.