Sometimes it is good to go and be with nature even if it is just for a couple of hours. And the good news is that you don’t have to travel far. The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is located in the serene and scenic Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens. And it is about 10 minutes drive away from the city centre of Kuala Lumpur.
Here are some facts & figures about the KL Bird Park:
- It is home to more than 2,000 birds of approximately 200 species of local and foreign birds.
- The bird park is located on a 20.9 acres of verdant valley terrain and the surroundings make you feel as if you are in a lush tropical rainforest.
- It is the biggest free-flight concept bird park in the world
Well – enough of the figures.
The moment you enter the bird park you will be welcomed by acres and acres of verdant slopes. Heck – the flora & fauna is enough to dazzle you, if not for the birds! Here, the birds are free to fly or waddle all over and wherever they wish.
When I was there, a proud peacock strutted his stuff and displayed his magnificent feathers. Some were shy but this particular peacock was really cock-sure he was the main attraction at the park.
A real favourite section of mine is the zone where the Lories and parrots are kept. The birds here are unabashed and will come to you provided you have ample food for them. But watch out, they have been known to land on your head and go all over your hair in search of food!
- The proud peacock strutting his stuff!
The Amphitheater is another place you shouldn’t miss. There will be shows every day at designated hours. The parrots, Kite, Hawks have been so well trained that sometimes you wish you had brought your children to be trained here! There is this parrot who can do math. Another “eco-friendly” parrot had been taught to pick up trash and discard them into a bin! Fancy that! Not only is it entertaining but highly educational as the presenters will fill you with avian facts & figures!
I noticed a lot of tourists when I was there. Truth to be told — I think most Malaysians don’t even know they have a bird park let alone know where it is.
The KL Bird Park is indeed, a place to bring your family. Your children will enjoy looking at the birds, interacting with them and it’s a real great way to spend a leisurely afternoon rather than being in a shopping mall.
There is a restaurant there that also caters for birthday parties. I think it is a great place to hold a party in a natural environment and guests can look forward to a guided tour of the bird park. When I was there, I noticed an inquisitive hornbill peering at the interior of the restaurant, perhaps in search of grub!
Entrance fees are RM15 for adults and (Malaysians only) and I think RM8 for children. Foreigners have to pay a higher entrance ticket of RM40 if I’m not mistaken.
Take my word — it is the place to go!