Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is the showpiece of the renowned 60-ha Lake Gardens. Also known as the Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur, it is billed as the world’s largest covered bird park. The 20.9-ha park was opened in 1991 and is home to more than 3,000 birds from 200 species all over the world.
Easily outdoing neighbouring Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park, the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is twice the size of Jurong and most of its birds are free and accustomed to being around people. The free-flight, walk-in aviary has over 60 species of local and foreign birds, including the Indian blue peacock, with its colourful five-foot train, and the crowned pigeon, the largest pigeon species in the world.
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The park is divided into several sections: Brahminy Land, World of Parrots, Flamingo Pond, Hornbill Park and many more, to keep the different species of feathered creatures separate but they are free to fly around their respective enclosures.
Brahminy Land has a stunning collection of brahminy kites, one of Malaysia’s most popular bird of prey. The World of Parrots is a mini walk-in aviary specially designed to accommodate 20 species of parrots such as macaws, cockatoos, lories and parakeets. Meanwhile, the Oriental Birds Aviary holds a collection of over 50 different species of unique and brilliant oriental birds, while Flamingo Pond is home to a collection of flamingos.
Without a doubt the hornbill area is the best as you can see up to seven varieties of hornbills, most of whom are indigenous to Malaysia, including a majestic pair of rhinoceros hornbills – one of the world’s largest hornbill species.
The tiled walkways are the perfect way to enjoy the sight of these beautiful birds and you can have photographs taken of yourself with the eagles and macaws and even feed some of the pelicans. The landscaped gardens have storks and flamingos frolicking in the water, finches and thrushes chirping in the trees and owls roosting in barns.
You can see bird shows and even feeding sessions for eagles, hornbills and ostriches at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. Kids are well catered for with a playground and the beautifully landscaped gardens have jogging tracks, exercise stations, and rowing boats for visitors. Also available are binoculars for hire, a reference centre for those who would like to find out more about the park’s birdlife and a refreshment kiosk where you can buy snacks and drinks.
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 18:00
- Address: 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Taman Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2272 1010