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What is Kuala Lumpur Bird Park: Discovering Asia's Largest Free-flight Aviary

Listen to the Cheerful Songbirds

By canecias muhandiramgePublished 2 months ago 3 min read
What is Kuala Lumpur Bird Park: Discovering Asia's Largest Free-flight Aviary
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KL Bird Park is a verdant oasis nestled in the heart of bustling Kuala Lumpur. If you've ever wanted a leisurely stroll amidst a flurry of feathers, then you're in for a treat! Heralded as one of the world's largest free-flight walk-in aviaries, this gem invites everyone who wants to get up close to nature. From regal eagles to cheeky parrots, this place is a veritable treasure trove.


Covering a whopping 20.9 acres, the KL Bird Park is a top spot for nature enthusiasts in Malaysia's capital. Nestled in the sprawling 150-acre Lake Gardens, this bird haven has been open to visitors since 1991.

You can take a stroll around the park's paths, taking in birds of all sorts – big, small, bright, and bold. Every step you take, there's a bird that'll make you do a double-take. Also, the park always has something going on from bird shows to feeding sessions.


Sitting in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the KL Bird Park is a green gem amidst the city's hustle and bustle. The park is just a stone's throw away from some of KL's main attractions. So, whether you're a local looking for a breather or a tourist on a stroll, the park is easy to find. Just look for the lush green canopy and the sound of birdsong.

Even if you stay at a place like Citadines Prai Penang, you can, of course, get the hotel to sort out transport for you. Most hotels do take care of transport arrangements on behalf of their guests. If you want to stay at a Penang studio apartment, for instance, you should just go for it, as getting to KL from anywhere in Malaysia is quite easy.


In terms of functionality, the park might seem a tad old-school, but it's a beautiful place that draws people in from around the world. Once you have purchased your ticket at the main gate, you’ll be given a wristband to wear; they’ll take it off you before you leave the park.

The park is split up into different zones. Once you’re inside the park, you’ll be surrounded by stunning scenery and natural beauty. One of the best things about the KL Bird Park is that the birds are not caged in any way or form; they are free to flit about. This is one of the best places to visit if you fancy seeing birds in their natural habitat, feeding the young and going about their day – nothing comes close to seeing hornbills zip from one tree to another.

The primary residents of the park include parrots, hornbills, flamingos, pheasants, ducks, and macaws.

Migratory birds often hail from China, South America, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, Indonesia, Holland, Malaysia, Africa, Thailand, Australia, and various other Southeast Asian nations.

Things to Know

If you are planning to visit the KL Bird Park on your trip to Malaysia, here are some things you should keep in mind:

  • Don’t litter: No one likes to see old crisp packets, empty tins, or cigarette ends lying about. Not to mention, there’s a risk of birds gobbling them up, which can be extremely dangerous to their health. So, make sure you don’t leave any rubbish behind.
  • Don’t pester them: Respect the birds. Don’t disturb them. Avoid touching and hassling, and do not toss things at them.
  • Don’t feed the birds: It’s tempting, but don’t feed the birds unless there’s a member of the staff present. If you want to get involved in feeding, there are numerous feeding sessions throughout the day.
  • Mind how you go: Some parts of the park can be a bit slippery, especially after a downpour. So put on some decent walking shoes before going by the park.

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