We had a long weekend in Malaysia recently, and typically I would have made use of that weekend jetsetting elsewhere but because of an upcoming trip to the Philippines in a week’s time, I decided to stay at home. However, I didn’t stay at home too long. My itchy traveller feet got the better of me, and so, on that bright and sunny Sunday morning, my sister and I set out to explore the KL Bird Park.
For the longest time, we have read and heard many positive reviews about our KL Bird Park. As much as we were excited to finally make this visit happen, we didn’t expect the bird park to be so much more.
Right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the KL Bird Park is highlighted as a eco-tourism destination in the city. Situated just 10 minutes from the main attractions of the city, the bird park is part of Lake Gardens and is the largest walk-in free-flight aviary in the world!
According to their website, the bird park is home to more than 3,000 birds comprising 200 species of local and foreign birds. The park is divided into 4 Zones: Zones 1 and 2 are the free-flight zones where we saw lovebirds, peacocks, storks and cranes, bulbul and the flamingos; Zone 3 is the hornbill park; and Zone 4 is where birds are placed in separate cages and mini aviaries.
The landscape of the park mirrors the natural habitat of the birds. In addition to the free-flight concept, the birds are able to breed naturally here as well.
Here are some pictures I took from our visit:
Look out for the flying stork!
I love the landscape of the park resembling the natural habitat of the birds
Victoria Crowned Pigeons
Ostrich, the flightless bird
We came across this peacock spreading its feathers in full glory!
Behind the waterfall
And let’s not forget the Red Junglefowl i.e. the humble rooster
The rooster was constantly crowing, as if it was reminding us not to forget it while we were admiring the pretty looking birds!
In addition to the Zone areas, the bird park also has an Amphitheatre for the Bird Show, photo booths with the parrots, and the Education Centre. The Education Centre are meant for kids but we, adults, could also visit and learn a thing or two about birds, right? For instance, did you know that the bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers? And that birds don’t sweat and emus can’t walk backwards? 😉
Also, check out the Feeding Sessions held at various points in the zone areas. The timing of the Feeding Sessions can be found on the map given to every visitor.
We spent nearly 2 hours at the park, and we were absolutely delighted that the KL Bird Park exceeded our expectations! What a lovely Sunday morning to start off with, and what a pleasant way to end the long weekend 🙂
Opening Hours: 9.00am – 6.00pm daily (including Public Holidays)
Tip: Try to arrive at the park between 9.00-10.00am as there is limited carpark slots available. Also, the weather is not too hot at that time.
*3 – 11 years old.