Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

The entrance.

The entrance.

KL Bird Park prides itself as the world’s largest free-flight walk-in aviary. While efforts to replicate a jungle atmosphere seems to be working for the birds, it doesn’t do any good for us humans. The fact that it’s free-flight means that the birds are everywhere or nowhere.

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They’re so far away. What’s the point of visiting a bird park when you can’t see them up-close? The nets hovering above the park are too low, might as well cage the birds.

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Birds are semi-tamed. The free-roaming ones might run/fly away from you, some might try to snatch your food. I had to tiptoe like a thief in the night for this shot.

We spotted this snobbish peacock which refused to come down for a shot.

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Thank goodness, one came. We hurried ourselves. My brother seemed uncomfortable.

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If you ask me, I honestly think the place is not well-maintained. According to the official website, “…bountiful sources of fallen leaves, branches and twigs makes KL Bird Park a highly conducive environment for breeding” errr…true but what’s with the grass-less ground and rusty fences? They look like scrap materials from a recycling plant.

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The green net doesn’t do justice to the place or that beautiful white peacock.

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I prefer the separate cages and mini aviaries.

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It’s feeding time!

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Now this is fun!

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Here are a few tips for you.

  • If you’ve been to bird parks, you can forget about this one
  • Not much shade around here, so bring an umbrella or a cap if you don’t fancy the sun
  • You’d need a camera which can zoom in pretty well
  • If you miss the chance to snap pictures with real birds, the fake ones aren’t too bad; this is a rubbish bin though

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We had fun in the mini aviaries. Other than that, this isn’t a must-go. I’d rather spend my time roaming the streets and immerse myself in the hustle and bustle of KL’s city life.

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I’d give this place…a few stars…

stars-5

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Opens 9am to 6pm daily

Admission: Adult RM48 | Children RM38

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