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A Sunday Morning At KL Bird Park

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:

The Lovebirds

kl bird park lovebirds blue

kl bird park lovebirds yellow

kl bird park lovebirds colouful

Peacocks Everywhere!

kl bird park peacock

kl bird park peacock blue and green against natural background

Look out for the flying stork!

kl bird park city skyline bird fly midair

I love the landscape of the park resembling the natural habitat of the birds

kl bird park storks

kl bird park in the city

Flamingo Pond

kl bird park flamingo pond

kl bird park flamingos and stork

Victoria Crowned Pigeons

kl bird park victoria crowned pigeon

Hornbill

kl bird park hornbill

Toucan

kl bird park channel billed toucan

Lorri Parakeets

kl bird park lorri parakeet red

kl bird park lori parakeet green

Ostrich, the flightless bird

kl bird park ostrich

Waterfall Aviary

We came across this peacock spreading its feathers in full glory!

kl bird park peacock with spread wings

kl bird park waterfall aviary

Behind the waterfall

kl bird park behind waterfall aviary

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!

kl bird park chicken red junglefowl

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? πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ™‚

Useful Information

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.Β 

Entrance Fees:

Malaysians
Adult: RM27
Child*: RM13

Foreigners
Adult: RM50
Child*: RM41

*3 – 11 years old.

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17 comments

  1. I’m heading back to KL later this year and looking for new places to visit. Love animals so much, but always worry about their treatment at animal attractions. This place looks good though, would you say they take good care of them and the animals are happy? If so I’ll definitely be visiting! #Citytripping

  2. So great to have a space like this in a city to bring nature in. Love the facts! I didn’t know pigeons’ bones weigh less than its feathers but makes total sense. Will be passing on the info!

    1. Yeah, am glad that I went to the bird park. There are so many interesting places within the city that I didn’t know of until recently haha! That’s the problem when you are commuting day in day out in the city that we sometimes forget or take these places for granted πŸ™‚

    1. Our visit to the bird park was positively surprising for us. We never knew much about these birds, and yeah, we grown-ups learnt something too πŸ™‚

    1. Oh the peacock was indeed showing off to a lot of people, lol! It was a fun morning out to see the birds, I’m glad that the city has this type of attraction and it is maintaining well.

  3. Looks a lovely visit, I love peacocks and Flamingos. We have a Peahen sitting on eggs at the moment but with no boyfriend it will be a fruitless exercise! #CityTripping

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