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Published July 11th 2013
World's largest walk-in free-flight aviary
Located in the famous tourist area known as Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is certainly worth a visit. It is the world's largest free-flight walk-in aviary spread across nearly 21 acres of land. Once you step inside it's a whole different world from the buzzing major city centre only 5 minutes away. It's like being transported to a serene tropical rainforest.
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park Entrance
The park is divided into four zones with Zones 1-3 being a free flight aviary that closely resembles their natural habitat. Step inside and begin at the Love Aviary where Indian Ring-necked Parakeets live and make your way through Brahminy Land, Flamingo Pond, Bul Bul Land and Hornbill Park. Hornbills are beautiful birds and one of my personal favourites especially the East Malaysia Rhinoceros Hornbill.
After the Hornbill Park comes World of Parrots and Flightless Birds where the ostrich and emus lived. Want to learn more about birds? Step into the Bird Gallery and Education Centre and Egg Incubation Nursery to learn and experience more. This makes an especially great activity for children.
Finally we arrived at the Ampitheatre for their Bird Show. The bird tricks change a little from time to time but when we were there, the trainers brought out eagles, lorikeets, macaws, parrots and more to demonstrate their skills. Apart from flying between two points, the birds would perform somersaults in hoops, sing, "drive" a jeep, go down slides, collect recycling rubbish (great eco plug) and a few other tricks. The most exciting part was that some of the most beautiful birds were brought out on display.
There are also daily activities such as Bird Show, Milky Stork Feeding, Hornbills Feeding, Eagles Feeding, Photography with Birds and more. I would certainly suggest hanging on to your park map and taking your time to spot all the birds if you are nature lover. You can also take photos with your choice of birds to capture the memory. We had a great time there and absolutely loved the birds!
Foodie Ling, am usually too preoccupied with eating and shopping when in Malaysia to give parks a visit. However my kids will probably enjoy this bird park and I'm thinking I might even take them there next time.