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World’s largest free-flight walk-in aviary

Largest bird park

We adopt to start a topic with a definition some of the words you may never know or need a further interpretation to fully understand it. There’s always someone don’t know something or left behind even your shareholder in a closed meeting hold up in a small berth. So, today’s word is aviary and what is the meaning of aviary. Aviary is basically a large cage, building, or enclosure for keeping birds in. This place usually surrounded by wire or bars to keep the pet birds. We are done here, let’s move on.

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You can see the extensive netting overhead and the expanse of the park. Source: shankar s. Flickr
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Free-flight Walk-in Aviary. Source: Munirah Zainal (allowed) Facebook 

 

The world’s largest aviary is located in Malaysia, at their capital city which is Kuala Lumpur, and it’s not your average park. Its commercial name is Kuala Lumpur Bird Park or also known as Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur (Malay language) and they got many types of birds. This bird park is one of the main tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur. We have been there several times and always got a feeling to be back again for each visit and also snapping many pictures of birds. This place set in a lounge valley and this renown eco-tourism park is home to more than 3,000 birds. It is full of amazing birds and an equatorial paradise not to be missed by all.

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The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park ticket is RM63 for adult and RM42 for kids meanwhile the opening hours is open daily from 9.00am to 6.00pm including Public Holidays and School Holidays. There are four attractions here which are divided by zone, let’s review all of them.

ATTRACTIONS

Zone 1

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One of the feeding points. Source: shankar s. Flickr

Once you stride into the free-flight walk-in aviary, you will experience the lavish tropical rainforest. You will find assorted birds species flying freely and breathing together in equity. There some amazing species you can actually touch here which are Blue Peacock (with its magnificent, colorful, 5 feet-train), Crowned Pigeon (the largest pigeon in the world with the body size of a turkey), Yellow-billed Storks, flamingo, doves, egrets and many more. Don’t miss the free-flying birds feeding at 10.30am.

Zone 2

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Enjoy feeding them free-flights. Source: Mohd Fazlin Mohd Effendy Ooi | Flickr

This area which akin to Zone 1, you can see several illusory birds such as Baya Weaver, Nicobar Pigeon, Ostrich, Peafowls and also Scarlet Ibis. The world’s gone mad if you see someone catch any of the birds and release it.

Zone 3

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Enjoy watching another subtle bird, Hornbill. Source: Mohd Fazlin Mohd Effendi Ooi Flickr

You will enjoy a colossal view of evergreen trees and see another subtle bird at the treetops which are Rhinoceros Hornbill whereas this is a home of the majestic birds which is one of the largest hornbill species in the world. There are also smaller hornbills, the Oriental Pied Hornbill, the melodious Hill Myna, and the Zippy Formosan Blue Magpie. You will have a chance to feed them in a session scheduled at 11.30am. You can buy some gifts here at the Hornbill Gift Shop and also enjoying a meal at the Hornbill Restaurant and Cafe.

Zone 4

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The KL Bird Park Show. Source: Robin Hickmott Flickr

There a lot of things you can do here which are get up close with parrots and some flightless bird such as Ostrich, Southern Cassowary, and Emu. If you wondering about the bird taxidermy (a process used to preserve bird in a lifelike state), there is the Bird Gallery that will allow you to take a closer look. They also got the Education Centre to watch how duck and chicken eggs incubated artificially using incubators. In here you will be amazed by their main event which is the KL Bird Park Show, happening at this semi-open air amphitheater at its show timing are 12.30pm and 3.30pm daily with 350 seating capacity, it’s cost you nothing, free.

OTHER FACILITIES

Wondering what to do when your kids go wild? Don’t worry, there is also some children’s playground, restrooms, and several resting huts and shelters.

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DOS AND DON’TS

Keep the park clean

Food wrapping, empty cans can also be dicey to the birds if accidentally eaten up. It also can improve the pleasant sight in the park.

Do not disturb the birds

The birds may have sharp claws and bills while others can bite hard. Do not throw objects or shout at them.

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Source: Munirah Zainal (allowed)| Facebook

Do not attempt to feed the birds

Giving the wrong type of food may cause deliberate health problems to the birds. They can catch birds flu if you’re not careful even though there’s a clinic for birds.

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Watch your step

The artery in some parts of the park can be greasy especially after rain. We suggest you wear proper footwear when planning to stopover the park.

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Source: Munirah Zainal (allowed)| Facebook

Download apps

We propose you also to download a photo editor apps for better photos of your moments.

Be a member to get a discount

You will get an exclusive membership card and can enjoy a 20% discount when dining at the Hornbill Restaurant and Cafe also another 20% discount on selected items when you make a purchase at KL Bird Park Gift Shops.

 

 

Featured Source Origin: David Berkowitz Flickr

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