KL Bird Park

GETTING HERE: It takes 10 minutes to walk from KL Sentral. At the entrance of KL Sentral facing the Hilton/Meridien hotels, turn right and follow the covered walkways. At the overhead bridge facing the National Museum, walk down the staircase and follow the signs to the Lake Gardens. Walk by the lake until you reach a long flight of stairs. At the top, there are clear signs leading to the Bird Park.

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View from outside, with the canopy covering the park.

A ticket for a Malaysian costs RM 27 (adult), RM 13 (child); for a foreigner RM 50 (adult), RM 41 (child). This is quite pricey, but the content of the park is worth it in my opinion. A map is provided and the suggested route is labelled so you don’t miss anything.

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Immediately inside you are in Love Aviary

 

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Greetings from lovebirds

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After the love aviary you’ll find yourself in the open aviary. It is apparently the largest free-flight walk-in aviary in the world. Here you’ll find tons of birds wandering around including peacocks.

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There are brahminy (eagles) but they are in confined spaces and I think they should be out in the open
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A really huge ostrich

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A gigantic flamingo
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These flamingos have really unique legs!
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There’s a lot of flamingos on the Flamingo Pond

In the middle of the park is the Hornbill Restaurant & Cafe accessible through a giftstore. Prices are not too expensive and the food is not bad. They have locals and western. Free water and orange juice are provided too!

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A hornbill eating papaya

Next I went to the World of Parrots which I think is really cool. There are free-flying parrots and some in cages. There’s also a chance one might land on your hand!

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A sweet couple

Next are cages containing some oriental birds and here are some that I think look cool.IMG_20160402_132309.jpg

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At this point I was getting quite a few mosquito bites. So be sure to bring insect repellent when you come.

Then I reached the waterfall aviary, where there’s a nice waterfall with some birds roaming inside.

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The amphitheater is right next to the waterfall aviary but unfortunately when I was there there wasn’t any show going on (they’re on 12.30pm and 3.30pm).

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Skeleton of ostrich in the bird gallery

This sums up my visit to the bird park. I spent about 2-3 hours here and it was fun. It was nice to see the birds roaming around freely but there are still some which are locked in cages. If you like birds or animals this is definitely worth a visit!

 

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