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KL Bird Park

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If you have kids in tow (or are a kid at heart), there are few better ways to lose half a day in Kuala Lumpur than by spending it wandering the sprawling KL Bird Park and the adjoining Perdana Botanical Gardens.





The 21 acre park sits immediately to the east of the Botanical Gardens and claims to be either the largest free flight walk in aviary in the world, or the region—depending on which noticeboard or flyer you pay attention to. Regardless of who has the biggest net, there is no denying the enclosure is enormous. Split across four sections (all under netting) even walking at some pace you’ll need at least a couple of hours to walk the whole thing, and, as there are scheduled exhibitions throughout the day, this is en easy place to lose a chunk of time.

Little did the man know a hungry peacock can consume a human in under 45 seconds. Photo taken in or around KL Bird Park, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Stuart McDonald.

Little did the man know a hungry peacock can consume a human in under 45 seconds. Photo: Stuart McDonald

In total the park claims to be home to more than 3,000 birds spread across approximately 200 species of both indigenous and imported birds. Zones one, two and three are free flight environments where some birds are allowed to enjoy free-flight (though obviously not beyond the net) while others are caged, while zone four has birds in cages and smaller aviaries along with an amphitheatre and a large water feature (for bird shows).

Some of the birds, notably the peacocks and the storks are remarkably tame and will let you get very close. There are feeding stations scattered around the park (with both seed and papaya) and there are also feeding times at specific spots in the park through the day—check with the park for details if you want to be sure not to miss out. Kids can also buy fish food to feed the plentiful fish in the park.

Pay attention to the undergrowth. Photo taken in or around KL Bird Park, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Stuart McDonald.

Pay attention to the undergrowth. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Established in 1991, it would be fair to say KL Bird Park is well and truly looking its age, and the warning signs about watching your footing after rain should be heeded—especially in zone one there are some very slippery bits ... please log in to read the rest of this story.


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KL Bird Park
920 Jalan Cenderawasih
Mo–Su: 09:00–18:00
T: (03) 2272 1010 F: (03) 2273 5428;
info@klbirdpark.com
http://klbirdpark.com/
Admission: 67 ringgit for adults, 45 ringgit for kids

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