Kuala Lumpur Bird Park – Haven of Tranquillity
The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, or KL Bird Park, is located in the Kuala Lake Gardens, which is an approximate ten minute drive from the bustling city limits of this Malaysian metropolis. It is situated in one of the most tranquil settings that visitors are likely to find, and the bird park covers such a large area, that it was necessary to divide the park into four zones. The 20.9 acres of the park is home to over three thousand birds, that belong to an estimated two hundred bird species, giving visitors the opportunity to see birds they have never been able to view before.
The most extraordinary and unique feature of the bird park, in zones one to three, is that the birds here are not kept in cages, and the valleys and vegetation are near perfect replicas of their natural habitats in the wild. This means that the birds are able to fly around freely, and engage in activities that they would normally do if not held captive, such as breeding and interacting with other birds. Visitors will pass through different landscaped areas, that are unique to the needs of certain birds in the park, such as fallen trees, a tropical rainforests and thick piles of leaves on the forest floor that have been left as they would be in the wild. Birds of all colors and sizes fly overhead or comfortably perch themselves around the park, not giving the human visitors much attention. Birds such as peacocks, egrets, yellow-billed storks, ibises and doves live peacefully at the KL Bird Park, and special areas around the park are as breathtaking as they are educational, such as the Flamingo Pond, Bul Bul Land, Bird Gallery and Educational Centre, Love Aviary, Waterfall Aviary and Amphitheater. There are also other activities to thrill visitors with, such as the daily bird show, children’s playground, shelters and places for visitors to rest while bird watching, restroom and prayer room.
The park is not only proud of the wonderful variety of free-flying birds, but also their breeding program that is assisting greatly in the repopulation of various species. The KL Bird Park Breeding Program includes birds such as Emu, African Grey Parrots, Yellow-Billed Storks, Silver Pheasants, Red Lory, Indian Blue Peafowl, Milky Stork, Eclectus Parrot, Straw-Headed Bulbul, Malay Peackock Pheasant and the Red Junglefowl. The KL Bird Park also has a gift shop and restaurant for visitors to buy souvenirs and get refreshments, and each visitors’ presence assists the park in creating a future for the birds of Kuala Lumpur, and species of various other countries.