Cuti Cuti Malaysia 103 – Kuala Lumpur/ KL Bird Park
The World’s Largest Free-flight Walk-in Aviary – KL Bird Park
One of Big Teddy’s friends recommended Kuala Lumpur Bird Park as the place to visit when in KL, by telling us how close they got to the Hornbill and how amazed they were with the free flying bird park. I’d been to the KL Bird Park once when I was in primary school and since it’s been a really long time, we decided to pay the park a visit on a Saturday morning.
Parking was ample and tickets to the park were RM25 (Malaysian with MyKad) or RM48 (Non-Malaysian. 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. Just follow the loop path and you will cover the entire park soon enough. We saw lots of birds flying and wandering around, especially the peacocks and it was quite fun at the beginning. Then we went for breakfast at Hornbill Restaurant and the food was average and overpriced. It’s obviously a tourist place so we can’t complain. I was hoping there were some Hornbills flying close to us but unfortunately we didn’t get any up close look at the Hornbill.
After breakfast, we continued walking around the park and it got hot as the sun was all out during noon. We stopped for the daily bird show at 12.30pm and it was quite funny and interesting to watch how they trained the birds to perform. After that, we wandered around the rest of the park until we reached the mouldy flamingo ponds. It was an eye sore and I was sorry that the poor birds had to live in such condition. That whole mouldy flamingo pond kinda ruined our entire experience at the KL Bird Park. I hope they will do something about it soon else it will surely tainted the image of the park. Overall, it’s a different experience with the free flying concept but Malaysia does need to improve on maintenance issue to keep the park clean and presentable. At the end of the trip, I then only realised that I didn’t have a picture of a Hornbill… Oh what a waste….
|The Love Birds
|The peacock up close
|The peacock up close
|The big ostrich
|The lovey dovey Flamingos
|Parrot is the crowd favourite in the bird show
|The blue parrot
|The flamingo pond – I didn’t want to show the mouldy pond
|The Red bird is standing out in the crowd
|The peacock in full glory
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