The 200 species of birds who have found a new home at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park fly from one tree to another while indulging in relative freedom. Most of these colourful, intelligent and playful beauties have travelled the world. They have also adapted to a land that is not their own, owing to the dedication and caring provided at the park. The site is a 10 minute drive from the city centre. You would spend roughly equal amount of time if you travel from Berjaya Times Square Hotel or any other centrally located hotel in Kuala Lumpur. It would be thrilling to explore this park that stretches and spills over 20.9 acres of land and which is also renowned for being the largest free-flight aviary in the world.
The park is divided into four sections and in sections 1-3 you would find birds in their natural surroundings. They enjoy their celebrity status and glance towards constantly clicking cameras in poses that are fit for the red carpet! Hence, the free-flight zones are those that you must explore very leisurely. In section four you would find birds in more secured enclosures glancing at passers-by.
The park has an impressive and successful breeding program that has been in operation since 2002. Many exotic birds from lands far and wide have been successfully bred for more than ten years. Populations of emus, African grey parrots, yellow billed storks and many others have grown throughout the years. Immediately as the female lays the eggs, they are procured and laid in an incubator until the chicks break their way into the world. Their growth and diet is closely monitored thenceforth.
A trip to the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park would be relaxing, engaging and educative. It is the perfect place to spend the day.
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