Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
Seen from the west towards the city centre
|Location||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Land area||20.9 acres (8.5 ha)|
|Number of animals||3,000|
|Number of species||200|
|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.
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. It is one of the world's largest covered bird parks.
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.
Visitors can get to the park by bus or by train.
- Take the Intrakota Bus 21C, 48C (From Kota Raya).
- Take the Intrakota Bus 18, 21A (From Chow Kit).
- Take the RapidKL Bus 115 (From KL Sentral).
- KTM Komuter - disembark at the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, then walk to the park or take a taxi.
Rainbow lorikeets in KL Bird Park
- National Zoo of Malaysia (Zoo Negara)
- "KL Bird Park". malaysiasite.nl. WINT. Retrieved 3 April 2011.
- "About Us". klbirdpark.com. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. Retrieved 3 April 2011.
- "Getting Here". klbirdpark.com. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. Retrieved 3 April 2011.
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