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Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a well-known gated attraction in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia that houses more than 3.000 birds from more than 200 species
Explore the Wonder of Bird's World in the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
Situated in a 20.9 acre of land, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a part of the 150-acre Lake Gardens established in 1888. The bird park itself was created in 1991 and has become one of the largest covered bird parks in the world. The park is located on a hillside of Bukit Aman. Also located in the same Lake Gardens are an artificial lake, the National Monument, the Deer Park, Orchid and Hibiscus gardens, the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park, and the former Malaysia Parliament House. The park is divided into 4 different zones, where all of them can be explored by those with wheelchair.
In Zone 1 and Zone 2 of the park, visitors will be welcomed by the free flight zone with the walk-in aviary. As you walk in, the Indian Ring-necked parakeets, also known as the Lovebird will be waiting together with the colorful Budgerigars, Sun Conures and Cockatiels. Also in the first zone is the Brahminy Kites, local birds with mewing sound, and about 130 species of Bulbuls. The best part of the first zone is the Flamingo Pond, located next to the Bulbuls. Walk through the bridges and you will find a home to several elusive birds, including Nicobar pigeon, Scarlet Ibis, and Baya weaver in Zone 2. In this zone, you will also find the largest bird in the world, the ostrich.
In the third zone, you will see the tall evergreen trees. Look up ahead and you will find the inhabitants of those trees, the Rhinoceros Hornbill. On the lower height, you can also find other types of the Hornbill, the Oriental Pied Hornbill. Still in the same zone is the Hill Myna with its beautiful voice and the Formosan Blue Magpie known for its unique tail. Meanwhile, on the ground with you is the Purple Swamphen.
In Zone 4 is the house of 20 different species of parrots, including macaws, lories, parakeets, and cockatoos. Most of the birds are flying freely, while some that are in breeding program are placed in individual exhibit in pairs. You can also watch some rare types of parrots here. Some of them are the Vulturine Parrot from Papua New Guinea, Moluccan Cockatoo from Seram Island in Indonesia, and Congo African Grey Parrots that are known as the most intelligent parrot species. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park also exhibits some of the largest birds in the world. Those are the ostrich that can reach the height of 2.7 meters with body weight of 155 kg, Southern Cassowary that can live up to 50 years but unfortunately is on the verge of extinction, and Emu.
One of the most famous daily activities in Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is the bird feeding. The activities are held in Zone 1, 3, and 4. In Zone 1, there is a free flying birds feeding and eagle feeding. In Zone 3, visitors can try to feed the Hornbill, while in Zone 4, visitors can feed the Lory, the Milky Stork, and the Ostrich. Be noted that Ostrich feeding is only available while the vegetable stocks last. In Zone 4, there are two other activities the visitors can enjoy. Those are the photography with birds in the photo booth and the Bird Show held in the amphitheatre.
After a long walk in the park, fulfil your appetite in the rustic Malay gastronomic restaurant located in Zone 3. Named the Hornbill Restaurant and Cafe, this place is built with the Malay Kampung House style, perfectly fit with the forest. With the total maximum capacity of 260 pax, guest can enjoy the company of the Rhinoceros Hornbill and other birds while enjoying the delicious meal. The restaurant offers various menu from local to western, all cooked by highly experienced chefs.
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is suitable for visitors of any age. This is what makes the park a perfect choice to go in large group. There are some packages available; the School packages for student from Kindergarten to Secondary School with minimum booking of just 15 pax, the Family Day package that has included buffet lunch and tour guide with the minimum of 50 pax per booking, and the Seminar package start from RM 49.00 per pax with the minimum of 20 pax per booking. To book a package, you can contact the marketing department by phone or e-mail.
For a more private celebration, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park offers packages for birthday party and pre-wedding photography. For the birthday party, the park will provide breakfast, buffet lunch, and dessert for minimum booking of 35 pax. The birthday child will also get a free 1 year membership card. While the pre-wedding package will include park entrance for 4 person, free photo session at the photo booth in Zone 4, and free orange juice for 4 person during the photography session.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets can be afforded both offline on the spot or online. However, for those in large group, it is better to book the ticket online in advance.
How To Get Around?
Public transport networks such as buses and trains are available to help you get around. There are also some package tours that will take you to famous spots in the area. You can also use apps designed to help you find your way around the city.
What Should I Wear?
There is no recommended dresscode for visiting Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. But, it is better to wear comfortable clothes as you will walk through rainforest.
Best Time to Visit
The park opens daily, including in Public Holidays and School Holidays. It is better to avoid visiting in weekend as the place will be very crowded. It is also important to check the schedule of the daily activities to have the best experience during your visit to the park.
Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
Will I Need a Guide?
There are bilingual staffs inside that can help you inside the park. However, tour guide is also available for visitors who come in large group.
How To Get There?
Visitors can go to the park using the Intrakota Bus 21C or 48 C from Kota Raya, the Intrakota Bus 18 or 21A from Chow Kit, the RapidKL Bus 115 from KL Sentral, or using the KTM Komuter from the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station.
Be advised that it is prohibited to disturb the birds as some of them can harm you. Visitors are not allowed to feed birds without the supervision of the authorized personnel. Visitors are not allowed to pick flowers, collect feathers, damage plants, or catch the birds inside the park.