Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

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Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur
Seen from the west towards the city centre
Date opened 1991[1]
Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Coordinates 3°08′33″N 101°41′18″E / 3.1424337°N 101.6884661°E / 3.1424337; 101.6884661Coordinates: 3°08′33″N 101°41′18″E / 3.1424337°N 101.6884661°E / 3.1424337; 101.6884661
Land area 20.9 acres (8.5 ha)[2]
Number of animals 3,000[2]
Number of species 200[2]
Annual visitors 200,000
Website Official Web site

The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park (Malay: Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur) is a 20.9-acre (8.5 ha) public aviary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a popular tourist attraction in the country, receiving an annual average of 200,000 visitors. It is located adjacent to the Lake Gardens. The Bird Park houses more than 3000 birds representing more than 200 species in an enclosed aviary. 90% are local birds and 10% were imported from overseas.

History[edit]

The bird park is part of the 60-hectare (150-acre) Lake Gardens, which were established in 1888. In addition to the 20.9-acre (8.5 ha) bird park, which was created in 1991, the gardens include an artificial lake, the National Monument, the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park, Orchid and Hibiscus gardens, and the former Malaysia Parliament House.[1] It is one of the world's largest covered bird parks.[3]

Activities[edit]

Internal view of the bird park

Bird-watching is a common activity here where the flora and fauna is rich. The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park has earned a reputation among those who are keen on the study of birds in their natural habitat. Some of them include research scientists who monitor bird nests for the study of behavioral patterns.[1]


Getting there[edit]

Visitors can get to the park by bus or by train.[4]

Image gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "KL Bird Park". malaysiasite.nl. WINT. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "About Us". klbirdpark.com. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  3. ^ url|http://books.google.com.my/books?id=pR4ZZ6Y3kHcC&pg=PA74&dq=lake+gardens+national++monument&hl=en&ei=EZ1vTe_xBYjLrQfC6vz9Dg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=lake%20gardens%20national%20%20monument&f=false
  4. ^ "Getting Here". klbirdpark.com. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Kuala Lumpur Bird Park at Wikimedia Commons