In our latest travel video we venture off to visit the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park Aviary (Taman Burung in Malay) not far from our guesthouse in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With over 3000 birds (200 species) KL Bird park is the largest walk-in free-flight aviary in the world.
It took us 45 minutes on foot to arrive and given the heat and humidity we were exhausted. After re-hydrating and resting we finally entered into KL Bird Park where we were immediately greeted by lovely peacocks displaying their brightly colored feathers. We noticed plenty of different birds species including eagles, owls, peacocks, flamingos, parrots and many more. Many of the birds were feeding on papaya slices arranged for them on branches.
Audrey paid a bit of money to have her picture taken with some birds and then a few minutes later Samuel made many new friends by feeding birds on his arm, hands, shoulder and head. We spent more time walking around the premises before we finally called it a day.
Overall, we had a great time and would come back again even though it's not the cheapest activity.
The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park (Malay: Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur) is a 20.9-acre (8.5 ha) public aviary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a popular tourist attraction in the country, receiving an annual average of 200,000 visitors. It is located adjacent to the Lake Gardens. The Bird Park houses more than 3000 birds representing more than 200 species in an enclosed aviary. 90% are local birds and 10% were imported from overseas. The bird park is part of the 60-hectare (150-acre) Lake Gardens, which were established in 1888. In addition to the 20.9-acre (8.5 ha) bird park, which was created in 1991, the gardens include an artificial lake, the National Monument, the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park, Orchid and Hibiscus gardens, and the former Malaysia Parliament House. It is one the world's largest covered bird parks. Bird-watching is a common activity here where the flora and fauna is rich. The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park has earned a reputation among those who are keen on the study of birds in their natural habitat. Some of them include research scientists who monitor bird nests for the study of behavioral patterns: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuala_Lumpur_Bird_Park
Located in the serene and scenic Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens, it is only 10 minutes drive away from the city centre of Kuala Lumpur. It is the home to more than 3,000 birds of approximately 200 species of local and foreign birds.
Sprawling approximately 20.9 acres of verdant valley terrain, the park is divided into 4 zones; Zone 1 and 2 make up the free-flight zone; Zone 3 is the Hornbill Park and Zone 4 is where the birds are placed in separate cages and mini aviaries.
One of KL Bird Park's most extraordinary feature is that in Zone 1, 2 and 3, birds are let free in the aviary which closely resembles their natural habitat. With this free-flight concept, birds are able to breed naturally in this unique environment.
Visitors will have an exciting experience of watching colourful and melodic birds perching and winging about freely while relaxing in a natural and beautifully landscaped surrounding. KL Bird Park is also reputed to be the largest walk-in free-flight aviary in the world: klbirdpark.com/about_us.cfm
This is part of our Travel in Malaysia series. We're making a series of videos showcasing Malaysian culture, arts, food, religion and people.
All photos and video taken by Samuel Jeffery (Nomadic Samuel) and Audrey Bergner (That Backpacker).
This video features the song ''Electrodoodle - Kevin Macleod" available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Commercial license.
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